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Full text of "The Holy Bible (KJV) 1611 w/Apocrypha"

The King James Version of the 

Holy Bible 



with Apocrypha 



www.davince.com/bible 



Table of Contents 



Preface to PDF Version 
Preface to 1611 Translation 
Old Testament 

Genesis ... 1 

Exodus ... 31 

Leviticus ... 57 

Numbers ...77 

Deuteronomy ... 103 

Joshua ... 125 

Judges ... 141 

Ruth ... 157 

1 Samuel ... 159 

2 Samuel ... 179 

1 Kings ... 195 

2 Kings ... 215 

1 Chronicles ... 233 

2 Chronicles ... 251 
Ezra ... 273 
Nehemiah ... 279 
Esther. ..289 

Job ... 295 
Psalms ...309 
Proverbs ... 395 
Ecclesiastes ... 407 
Song of Songs ... 413 
Isaiah ... 417 
Jeremiah ... 447 
Lamentations ... 479 
Ezekiel ... 483 
Daniel ... 513 
Rosea ... 523 
Joel ... 527 
Amos ... 529 
Obadiah ... 533 
Jonah ... 535 
Micah ... 537 
Nahum ... 541 
Habakkuk ... 543 
Zephaniah ... 545 
Haggai ... 547 
Zechariah ... 549 
Malachi ... 555 
Apocrypha ... 558 
Tobit...559 



Judith ... 567 

Esther (Greek) ...579 

Wisdom ... 585 

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) ... 599 

Baruch ... 635 

Letter of Jeremiah ... 639 

Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Jews ... 641 

Susanna ... 643 

Bel and the Dragon ... 645 

1 Maccabees ... 647 

2 Maccabees ... 675 

1 Esdras ... 693 

2 Esdras ... 707 

Prayer of Manassah ... 731 
New Testament 
Matthew ... 733 
Mark... 753 
Luke ... 765 
John ... 785 
Acts ... 801 
Romans ... 821 

1 Corinthians ... 829 

2 Corinthians ... 837 
Galatians ... 843 
Ephesians ... 847 
Philippians ... 851 
Colossians ... 853 

1 Thessalonians ... 855 

2 Thessalonians ... 857 

1 Timothy ... 859 

2 Timothy ... 861 
Titus ... 863 
Philemon ... 865 
Hebrews ... 867 
James ... 873 

1 Peter. ..875 

2 Peter. ..877 

1 John ... 879 

2 John ... 881 

3 John ... 883 
Jude ... 885 
Revelation ... 887 



Preface to PDF Version 



Preface to PDF Version of the King James Holy Bible 

Original Publish Date: March, 2001, Revised: January 2004 

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THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER 

Preface to the King James Version of 161 1 

THE BEST THINGS HAVE BEEN CULMINATED 

Zeal to promote the common good, whether it be by devising anything ourselves, or revising that which hath been laboured 
by others, deserveth certainly much respect and esteem, but yet findeth but cold entertainment in the world. It is welcomed 
with suspicion instead of love, and with emulation instead of thanks: and if there be any hole left for cavil to enter, (and 
cavil, if it do not find a hole, will make one) it is sure to be misconstrued, and in danger to be condemned. This will easily 
be granted by as many as know story, or have any experience. For, was there ever any-projected, that savoured any way of 
newness or renewing, but the same endured many a storm of gainsaying, or opposition? A man would think that Civility, 
wholesome Laws, learning and eloquence, Synods, and Church-maintenance, (that we speak of no more things of this kind) 
should be as safe as a Sanctuary, and out of shot, as they say, that no man would lift up the heel, no, nor dog move his 
tongue against the motioners of them. For by the first, we are distinguished from brute beasts lead with sensuality; By the 
second, we are bridled and restrained from outrageous behaviour, and from doing of injuries, whether by fraud or by 
violence; By the third, we are enabled to inform and reform others, by the light and feeling that we have attained unto 
ourselves; Briefly, by the fourth being brought together to a parley face to face, we sooner compose our differences than by 
writings which are endless; And lastly, that the Church be sufficiently provided for, is so agreeable to good reason and 
conscience, that those mothers are holden to be less cruel, that kill their children as soon as they are born, than those nursing 
fathers and mothers (wheresoever they be) that withdraw from them who hang upon their breasts (and upon whose breasts 
again themselves do hang to receive the Spiritual and sincere milk of the word) livelihood and support fit for their estates. 
Thus it is apparent, that these things which we speak of, are of most necessary use, and therefore, that none, either without 
absurdity can speak against them, or without note of wickedness can spurn against them. 

Yet for all that, the learned know that certain worthy men [Anacharsis with others] have been brought to untimely death for 
none other fault, but for seeking to reduce their Countrymen to god order and discipline; and that in some Commonwealths 
[e.g. Locri] it was made a capital crime, once to motion the making of a new Law for the abrogating of an old, though the 
same were most pernicious; And that certain [Cato the elder], which would be counted pillars of the State, and patterns of 
Virtue and Prudence, could not be brought for a long time to give way to good Letters and refined speech, but bare 
themselves as averse from them, as from rocks or boxes of poison; And fourthly, that he was no babe, but a great clerk 
[Gregory the Divine], that gave forth (and in writing to remain to posterity) in passion peradventure, but yet he gave forth, 
that he had not seen any profit to come by any Synod, or meeting of the Clergy, but rather the contrary; And lastly, against 
Church-maintenance and allowance, in such sort, as the Ambassadors and messengers of the great King of Kings should be 
furnished, it is not unknown what a fiction or fable (so it is esteemed, and for no better by the reporter himself [Nauclerus], 
though superstitious) was devised; Namely, that at such a time as the professors and teachers of Christianity in the Church of 
Rome, then a true Church, were liberally endowed, a voice forsooth was heard from heaven, saying: Now is poison poured 
down into the Church, etc. Thus not only as oft as we speak, as one saith, but also as oft as we do anything of note or 
consequence, we subject ourselves to everyone's censure, and happy is he that is least tossed upon tongues; for utterly to 
escape the snatch of them it is impossible. If any man conceit, that this is the lot and portion of the meaner sort only, and 
that Princes are privileged by their high estate, he is deceived. "As the sword devoureth as well one as the other," as it is in 
Samuel [2 Sam 11:25], nay as the great Commander charged his soldiers in a certain battle, to strike at no part of the enemy, 
but at the face; And as the King of Syria commanded his chief Captains to "fight neither with small nor great, save only 
against the King of Israel:" [1 Kings 22:31] so it is too true, that Envy striketh most spitefully at the fairest, and at the 
chiefest. David was a worthy Prince, and no man to be compared to him for his first deeds, and yet for as worthy as act as 



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ever he did (even for bringing back the Ark of God in solemnity) he was scorned and scoffed at by his own wife [2 Sam 
6: 16]. Solomon was greater than David, though not in virtue, yet in power: and by his power and wisdom he built a Temple 
to the Lord, such a one as was the glory of the land of Israel, and the wonder of the whole world. But was that his 
magnificence liked of by all? We doubt it. Otherwise, why do they lay it in his son's dish, and call unto him for easing the 
burden, "Make", say they, "the grievous servitude of thy father, and his sore yoke, lighter?" [1 Kings 12:4] Belike he had 
charged them with some levies, and troubled them with some carriages; Hereupon they raise up a tragedy, and wish in their 
heart the Temple had never been built. So hard a thing it is to please all, even when we please God best, and do seek to 
approve ourselves to every ones conscience. 

If we will descend to later times, we shall find many the like examples of such kind, or rather unkind acceptance. The first 
Roman Emperor [C. Caesar. Plutarch] did never do a more pleasing deed to the learned, nor more profitable to posterity, for 
conserving the record of times in true supputation; than when he corrected the Calendar, and ordered the year according to 
the course of the Sun; and yet this was imputed to him for novelty, and arrogance, and procured to him great obloguy. So 
the first Christened Emperor [Constantine] (at the least-wise that openly professed the faith himself, and allowed others to do 
the like) for strengthening the Empire at his great charges, and providing for the Church, as he did, got for his labour the 
name Pupillus, as who would say, a wasteful Prince, that had need of a Guardian or overseer [Aurel. Victor]. So the best 
Christened Emperor [Theodosius], for the love that he bare unto peace, thereby to enrich both himself and his subjects, and 
because he did not see war but find it, was judged to be no man at arms [Zosimus], (though indeed he excelled in feats of 
chivalry, and showed so much when he was provoked) and condemned for giving himself to his ease, and to his pleasure. To 
be short, the most learned Emperor of former times [Justinian], (at the least, the greatest politician) what thanks had he for 
cutting off the superfluities of the laws, and digesting them into some order and method? This, that he had been blotted by 
some to be an Epitomist, that is, one that extinguishes worthy whole volumes, to bring his abridgments into request. This is 
the measure that hath been rendered to excellent Princes in former times, even, Cum bene facerent, male audire, For their 
good deeds to be evil spoken of. Neither is there any likelihood, that envy and malignity died, and were buried with the 
ancient. No, no, the reproof of Moses taketh hold of most ages; "You are risen up in your fathers' stead, and increase of 
sinful men." [Num 32:14] "What is that that hath been done? that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the 
Sun," saith the wiseman: [Ecc 1:9] and S. Stephen, "As your fathers did, so do you." [Acts 7:51] 

HIS MAJESTY'S CONSTANCY, NOTWITHSTANDING CULMINATION, FOR THE SURVEY OF THE ENGLISH 
TRANSLATIONS 

This, and more to this purpose, His Majesty that now reigneth (and long, and long may he reign, and his offspring forever, 
"Himself and children, and children's always) knew full well, according to the singular wisdom given unto him by God, and 
the rare learning and experience that he hath attained unto; namely that whosoever attempteth anything for the public 
(especially if it pertain to Religion, and to the opening and clearing of the word of God) the same setteth himself upon a 
stage to be gloated upon by every evil eye, yea, he casteth himself headlong upon pikes, to be gored by every sharp tongue. 
For he that medleth with men's Religion in any part, medleth with their custom, nay, with their freehold; and though they 
find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering. Notwithstanding his Royal heart was not 
daunted or discouraged for this that colour, but stood resolute, "as a statue immovable, and an anvil not easy to be beaten 
into plates," as one [Suidas] saith; he knew who had chosen him to be a Soldier, or rather a Captain, and being assured that 
the course which he intended made for the glory of God, and the building up of his Church, he would not suffer it to be 
broken off for whatsoever speeches or practices. 

It doth certainly belong unto Kings, yea, it doth specially belong unto them, to have care of Religion, yea, it doth specially 
belong unto them, to have care of Religion, yea, to know it aright, yea, to profess it zealously, yea to promote it to the 
uttermost of their power. This is their glory before all nations which mean well, and this will bring unto them a far most 



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excellent weight of glory in the day of the Lord Jesus. For the Scripture saith not in vain, "Them that honor me, I will 
honor," [1 Sam 2:30] neither was it a vain word that Eusebius delivered long ago, that piety towards God was the weapon 
and the only weapon, that both preserved Constantine's person, and avenged him of his enemies [Eusebius lib 10 cap 8]. 

THE PRAISE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES 

But now what piety without truth? what truth (what saving truth) without the word of God? What word of God (whereof we 
may be sure) without the Scripture? The Scriptures we are commanded to search. John 5:39. Isa 8:20. They are commended 
that searched and studied them. Acts 17:11 and 8:28,29. They are reproved that were unskillful in them, or slow to believe 
them. Matt 22:29. Luke 24:25. They can make us wise unto salvation. 2 Tim 3:15. If we be ignorant, they will instruct us; 
if out of the way, they will bring us home; if out of order, they will reform us; if in heaviness, comfort us; if dull, quicken us; 
if cold, inflame us. 

Tolle, lege; Tolle, lege, Take up and read, take up and read the Scriptures [S. August, confess, lib 8 cap 12], (for unto them 
was the direction) it was said unto S. Augustine by a supernatural voice. "Whatsoever is in the Scriptures, believe me," saith 
the same S. Augustine, "is high and divine; there is verily truth, and a doctrine most fit for the refreshing of men's minds, 
and truly so tempered, that everyone may draw from thence that which is sufficient for him, if he come to draw with a 
devout and pious mind, as true Religion requireth." [S. August, de utilitcredendi cap. 6] Thus S. Augustine, and S. Jerome: 
"Ama scripturas, et amabit te sapientia etc." [S. Jerome, ad Demetriad] Love the Scriptures, and wisdom will love thee. 
And S. Cyril against Julian; "Even boys that are bred up in the Scriptures, become most religious, etc. [S. Cyril. 7 contra 
Iulianum] But what mention we three or four uses of the Scripture, whereas whatsoever is to be believed or practiced, or 
hoped for, is contained in them? or three or four sentences of the Fathers, since whosoever is worthy the name of a Father, 
from Christ's time downward, hath likewise written not only of the riches, but also of the perfection of the Scripture? "I 
adore the fulness of the Scripture," saith Tertullian against Hermogenes. [Tertul. advers. Hermo.] And again, to Apelles an 
heretic of the like stamp, he saith; "I do not admit that which thou bringest in (or concludest) of thine own (head or store, de 
tuo) without Scripture." [Tertul. de carne Christi.] So Saint Justin Martyr before him; "We must know by all means," saith 
he, "that it is not lawful (or possible) to learn (anything) of God or of right piety, save only out of the Prophets, who teach us 
by divine inspiration." So Saint Basil after Tertullian, "It is a manifest falling way from the Faith, and a fault of presumption, 
either to reject any of those things that are written, or to bring in (upon the head of them) any of those things that are not 
written. We omit to cite to the same effect, S. Cyril B. of Jerusalem in his 4::Cataches., Saint Jerome against Helvidius, 
Saint Augustine in his 3::book against the letters of Petilian, and in very many other places of his works. Also we forebear 
to descend to later Fathers, because we will not weary the reader. The Scriptures then being acknowledged to be so full and 
so perfect, how can we excuse ourselves of negligence, if we do not study them, of curiosity, if we be not content with them? 
Men talk much of [an olive bow wrapped about with wood, whereupon did hang figs, and bread, honey in a pot, and oil], 
how many sweet and goodly things it had hanging on it; of the Philosopher's stone, that it turned copper into gold; of 
Cornucopia, that it had all things necessary for food in it, of Panaces the herb, that it was good for diseases, of Catholicon the 
drug, that it is instead of all purges; of Vulcan's armor, that it was an armor of proof against all thrusts, and all blows, etc. 
Well, that which they falsely or vainly attributed to these things for bodily god, we may justly and with full measure ascribe 
unto the Scripture, for spiritual. It is not only an armor, but also a whole armory of weapons, both offensive and defensive; 
whereby we may save ourselves and put the enemy to flight. It is not an herb, but a tree, or rather a whole paradise of trees 
of life, which bring forth fruit every month, and the fruit thereof is for meat, and the leaves for medicine. It is not a pot of 
Manna, or a cruse of oil, which were for memory only, or for a meal's meat or two, but as it were a shower of heavenly 
bread sufficient for a whole host, be it never so great; and as it were a whole cellar full of oil vessels; whereby all our 
necessities may be provided for, and our debts discharged. In a word, it is a Panary of wholesome food, against fenowed 
traditions; a Physician's shop (Saint Basil called it) [S. Basil in Psal. primum.] of preservatives against poisoned heresies; a 
Pandect of profitable laws, against rebellious spirits; a treasury of most costly jewels, against beggarly rudiments; finally a 



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fountain of most pure water springing up unto everlasting life. And what marvel? The original thereof being from heaven, 
not from earth; the author being God, not man; the inditer, the holy spirit, not the wit of the Apostles or Prophets; the 
Penmen such as were sanctified from the womb, and endued with a principal portion of God's spirit; the matter, verity, piety, 
purity, uprightness; the form, God's word, God's testimony, God's oracles, the word of truth, the word of salvation, etc.; the 
effects, light of understanding, stableness of persuasion, repentance from dead works, newness of life, holiness, peace, joy in 
the holy Ghost; lastly, the end and reward of the study thereof, fellowship with the Saints, participation of the heavenly 
nature, fruition of an inheritance immortal, undefiled, and that never shall fade away: Happy is the man that delighted in the 
Scripture, and thrice happy that meditateth in it day and night. 

TRANSLATION NECESSARY 

But how shall men meditate in that, which they cannot understand? How shall they understand that which is kept close in an 
unknown tongue? as it is written, "Except I know the power of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh, a Barbarian, and he 
that speaketh, shall be a Barbarian to me." [1 Cor 14] The Apostle excepteth no tongue; not Hebrew the ancientest, not 
Greek the most copious, not Latin the finest. Nature taught a natural man to confess, that all of us in those tongues which we 
do not understand, are plainly deaf; we may turn the deaf ear unto them. 

The Scythian counted the Athenian, whom he did not understand, barbarous; [Clem. Alex. 1 Strom.] so the Roman did the 
Syrian, and the Jew (even S. Jerome himself called the Hebrew tongue barbarous, belike because it was strange to so many) 
[S. Jerome. Damaso.] so the Emperor of Constantinople [Michael, Theophili fil.] calleth the Latin tongue, barbarous, though 
Pope Nicolas do storm at it: [2::Tom. Concil. ex edit. Petri Crab] so the Jews long before Christ called all other nations, 
Lognazim, which is little better than barbarous. Therefore as one complaineth, that always in the Senate of Rome, there was 
one or other that called for an interpreter: [Cicero 5::de finibus.] so lest the Church be driven to the like exigent, it is 
necessary to have translations in a readiness. Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the 
shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the 
cover of the well, that we may come by the water, even as Jacob rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, by which 
means the flocks of Laban were watered [Gen 29:10]. Indeed without translation into the vulgar tongue, the unlearned are 
but like children at Jacob's well (which is deep) [John 4: 1 1] without a bucket or something to draw with; or as that person 
mentioned by Isaiah, to whom when a sealed book was delivered, with this motion, "Read this, I pray thee," he was fain to 
make this answer, "I cannot, for it is sealed." [Isa 29: 1 1] 

THE TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT OUT OF THE HEBREW INTO GREEK 



While God would be known only in Jacob, and have his Name great in Israel, and in none other place, while the dew lay on 
Gideon's fleece only, and all the earth besides was dry; then for one and the same people, which spake all of them the 
language of Canaan, that is, Hebrew, one and the same original in Hebrew was sufficient. [S. August, lib 12 contra Faust 
c32] But, when the fulness of time drew near, that the Sun of righteousness, the Son of God should come into the world, 
whom God ordained to be a reconciliation through faith in his blood, not of the Jew only, but also of the Greek, yea, of all 
them that were scattered abroad; then lo, it pleased the Lord to stir up the spirit of a Greek Prince (Greek for descent and 
language) even of Ptolemy Philadelph King of Egypt, to procure the translating of the Book of God out of Hebrew into 
Greek. This is the translation of the Seventy Interpreters, commonly so called, which prepared the way for our Saviour 
among the Gentiles by written preaching, as Saint John Baptist did among the Jews by vocal. For the Grecians being 
desirous of learning, were not wont to suffer books of worth to lie moulding in Kings' libraries, but had many of their 
servants, ready scribes, to copy them out, and so they were dispersed and made common. Again, the Greek tongue was well 



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known and made familiar to most inhabitants in Asia, by reason of the conquest that there the Grecians had made, as also by 
the Colonies, which thither they had sent. For the same causes also it was well understood in many places of Europe, yea, 
and of Africa too. Therefore the word of God being set forth in Greek, becometh hereby like a candle set upon a candlestick, 
which giveth light to all that are in the house, or like a proclamation sounded forth in the market place, which most men 
presently take knowledge of; and therefore that language was fittest to contain the Scriptures, both for the first Preachers of 
the Gospel to appeal unto for witness, and for the learners also of those times to make search and trial by. It is certain, that 
that Translation was not so sound and so perfect, but it needed in many places correction; and who had been so sufficient for 
this work as the Apostles or Apostolic men? Yet it seemed good to the holy Ghost and to them, to take that which they 
found, (the same being for the greatest part true and sufficient) rather than making a new, in that new world and green age of 
the Church, to expose themselves to many exceptions and cavillations, as though they made a Translations to serve their own 
turn, and therefore bearing a witness to themselves, their witness not to be regarded. This may be supposed to be some 
cause, why the Translation of the Seventy was allowed to pass for current. Notwithstanding, though it was commended 
generally, yet it did not fully content the learned, no not of the Jews. For not long after Christ, Aquila fell in hand with a 
new Translation, and after him Theodotion, and after him Symmachus; yea, there was a fifth and a sixth edition, the Authors 
whereof were not known. [Epiphan. de mensur. et ponderibus.] These with the Seventy made up the Hexapla and were 
worthily and to great purpose compiled together by Origen. Howbeit the Edition of the Seventy went away with the credit, 
and therefore not only was placed in the midst by Origen (for the worth and excellency thereof above the rest, as Epiphanius 
gathered) but also was used by the Greek fathers for the ground and foundation of their Commentaries. Yea, Epiphanius 
above named doeth attribute so much unto it, that he holdeth the Authors thereof not only for Interpreters, but also for 
Prophets in some respect [S. August. 2::de dectrin. Christian c. 15]; and Justinian the Emperor enjoining the Jews his 
subjects to use especially the Translation of the Seventy, rendreth this reason thereof, because they were as it were 
enlightened with prophetical grace. Yet for all that, as the Egyptians are said of the Prophet to be men and not God, and 
their horses flesh and not spirit [Isa 31:3]; so it is evident, (and Saint Jerome affirmeth as much) [S. Jerome, de optimo 
genere interpret.] that the Seventy were Interpreters, they were not Prophets; they did many things well, as learned men; but 
yet as men they stumbled and fell, one while through oversight, another while through ignorance, yea, sometimes they may 
be noted to add to the Original, and sometimes to take from it; which made the Apostles to leave them many times, when 
they left the Hebrew, and to deliver the sense thereof according to the truth of the word, as the spirit gave them utterance. 
This may suffice touching the Greek Translations of the Old Testament. 

TRANSLATION OUT OF HEBREW AND GREEK INTO LATIN 

There were also within a few hundred years after CHRIST, translations many into the Latin tongue: for this tongue also was 
very fit to convey the Law and the Gospel by, because in those times very many Countries of the West, yea of the South, 
East and North, spake or understood Latin, being made Provinces to the Romans. But now the Latin Translations were too 
many to be all good, for they were infinite (Latini Interprets nullo modo numerari possunt, saith S. Augustine.) [S. Augustin. 
de doctr. Christ, lib 2 cap II]. Again they were not out of the Hebrew fountain (we speak of the Latin Translations of the Old 
Testament) but out of the Greek stream, therefore the Greek being not altogether clear, the Latin derived from it must needs 
be muddy. This moved S. Jerome a most learned father, and the best linguist without controversy, of his age, or of any that 
went before him, to undertake the translating of the Old Testament, out of the very fountain with that evidence of great 
learning, judgment, industry, and faithfulness, that he had forever bound the Church unto him, in a debt of special 
remembrance and thankfulness. 

THE TRANSLATING OF THE SCRIPTURE INTO THE VULGAR TONGUES 

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generally embraced in the Empire; (for the learned know that even in S. Jerome's time, the Consul of Rome and his wife 
were both Ethnics, and about the same time the greatest part of the Senate also) [S. Jerome. Marcell.Zosim] yet for all that 
the godly-learned were not content to have the Scriptures in the Language which they themselves understood, Greek and 
Latin, (as the good Lepers were not content to fare well themselves, but acquainted their neighbors with the store that God 
had sent, that they also might provide for themselves) [2 Kings 7:9] but also for the behoof and edifying of the unlearned 
which hungered and thirsted after righteousness, and had souls to be saved as well as they, they provided Translations into 
the vulgar for their Countrymen, insomuch that most nations under heaven did shortly after their conversion, hear CHRIST 
speaking unto them in their mother tongue, not by the voice of their Minister only, but also by the written word translated. If 
any doubt hereof, he may be satisfied by examples enough, if enough will serve the turn. First S. Jerome saith, Multarum 
gentium Unguis Scriptura ante translata, docet falsa esse quae addita sunt, etc. i.e. "The Scripture being translated before in 
the languages of many Nations, doth show that those things that were added (by Lucian and Hesychius) are false." [S. 
Jerome, praef. in 4::Evangel.] So S. Jerome in that place. The same Jerome elsewhere affirmeth that he, the time was, had 
set forth the translation of the Seventy suae linguae hominibus, i.e., for his countrymen of Dalmatia [S. Jerome. Sophronio.] 
Which words not only Erasmus doth understand to purport, that S. Jerome translated the Scripture into the Dalmatian tongue, 
but also Sixtus Senensis [Six. Sen. lib 4], and Alphonsus a' Castro [Alphon. lb 1 ca 23] (that we speak of no more) men not 
to be excepted against by them of Rome, do ingenuously confess as much. So, S. Chrysostom that lived in S. Jerome's time, 
giveth evidence with him: "The doctrine of S. John [saith he] did not in such sort [as the Philosophers' did] vanish away: but 
the Syrians, Egyptians, Indians, Persians, Ethiopians, and infinite other nations being barbarous people translated it into their 
[mother] tongue, and have learned to be [true] Philosophers," he meaneth Christians. [S. Chrysost. in Johan. cap. I. hom.L] 
To this may be added Theodoret, as next unto him, both for antiquity, and for learning. 

His words be these, "Every Country that is under the Sun, is full of these words (of the Apostles and Prophets) and the 
Hebrew tongue [he meaneth the Scriptures in the Hebrew tongue] is turned not only into the Language of the Grecians, but 
also of the Romans, and Egyptians, and Persians, and Indians, and Armenians, and Scythians, and Sauromatians, and briefly 
into all the Languages that any Nation useth. [Theodor. 5. Therapeut.] So he. In like manner, Ulfilas is reported by Paulus 
Diaconus and Isidor (and before them by Sozomen) to have translated the Scriptures into the Gothic tongue: [P. Diacon. li. 
12.] John Bishop of Sevil by Vasseus, to have turned them into Arabic, about the year of our Lord 717; [Vaseus in Chron. 
Hispan.] Bede by Cistertiensis, to have turned a great part of them into Saxon: Efnard by Trithemius, to have abridged the 
French Psalter, as Beded had done the Hebrew, about the year 800: King Alfred by the said Cistertiensis, to have turned the 
Psalter into Saxon: [Polydor. Virg. 5 histor.] Methodius by Aventinus (printed at Ingolstadt) to have turned the Scriptures 
into Slavonian: [Aventin. lib. 4.] Valdo, Bishop of Frising by Beatus Rhenanus, to have caused about that time, the Gospels 
to be translated into Dutch rhythm, yet extant in the Library of Corbinian: [Circa annum 900. B. Rhenan. rerum German, lib 
2.] Valdus, by divers to have turned them himself into French, about the year 1 160: Charles the Fifth of that name, 
surnamed the Wise, to have caused them to be turned into French, about 200 years after Valdus his time, of which translation 
there be many copies yet extant, as witnesseth Beroaldus. Much about that time, even in our King Richard the second's 
days, John Trevisa translated them into English, and many English Bibles in written hand are yet to be seen with divers, 
translated as it is very probable, in that age. So the Syrian translation of the New Testament is in most learned men's 
Libraries, of Widminstadius his setting forth, and the Psalter in Arabic is with many, of Augustinus Nebiensis' setting forth. 
So Postel affirmeth, that in his travel he saw the Gospels in the Ethiopian tongue; And Ambrose Thesius allegeth the Pslater 
of the Indians, which he testifieth to have been set forth by Potken in Syrian characters. So that, to have the Scriptures in the 
mother tongue is not a quaint conceit lately taken up, either by the Lord Cromwell in England, [Thuan.] or by the Lord 
Radevile in Polony, or by the Lord Ungnadius in the Emperor's dominion, but hath been thought upon, and put in practice of 
old, even from the first times of the conversion of any Nation; no doubt, because it was esteemed most profitable, to cause 
faith to grow in men's hearts the sooner, and to make them to be able to say with the words of the Psalms, "As we have 
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THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR CHIEF ADVERSARIES, THAT THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BE DIVULGED IN 
THE MOTHER TONGUE, ETC. 

Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the 
Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: [Sophecles] 
they must first get a licence in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their 
Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition. Howbeit, it 
seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any Licence granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and 
therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. [See the observation (set forth by Clemen. His authority) 
upon the 4. rule of Pius the 4. his making in the index, lib. prohib. pag. 15. ver. 5.] So much are they afraid of the light of 
the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set 
forth by their own sworn men, no not with the Licence of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so unwilling they are to 
communicate the Scriptures to the people's understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced 
them to translate it into English against their wills. This seemeth to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. 

Sure we are, that it is not he that hath good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touchstone, but he that hath the counterfeit; 
[Tertul. de resur. carnis.] neither is it the true man that shunneth the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be 
reproved [John 3:20]: neither is it the plaindealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meteyard brought in 
place, but he that useth deceit. But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation. 

THE SPEECHES AND REASONS, BOTH OF OUR BRETHREN, AND OF OUR ADVERSARIES AGAINST THIS 
WORK 

Many men's mouths have been open a good while (and yet are not stopped) with speeches about the Translation so long in 
hand, or rather perusals of Translations made before: and ask what may be the reason, what the necessity of the 
employment: Hath the Church been deceived, say they, all this while? Hath her sweet bread been mingled with leaven, here 
silver with dross, her wine with water, her milk with lime? (Lacte gypsum male miscetur, saith S. Ireney,) [S. Iren. 3. lib. 
cap. 19.] We hoped that we had been in the right way, that we had the Oracles of God delivered unto us, and that though all 
the world had cause to be offended and to complain, yet that we had none. Hath the nurse holden out the breast, and nothing 
but wind in it? Hath the bread been delivered by the fathers of the Church, and the same proved to be lapidosus, as Seneca 
speaketh? What is it to handle the word of God deceitfully, if this be not? Thus certain brethren. Also the adversaries of 
Judah and Jerusalem, like Sanballat in Nehemiah, mock, as we hear, both the work and the workmen, saying; "What do these 
weak Jews, etc. will they make the stones whole again out of the heaps of dust which are burnt? although they build, yet if a 
fox go up, he shall even break down their stony wall." [Neh 4:3] Was their Translation good before? Why do they now 
mend it? Was it not good? Why then was it obtruded to the people? Yea, why did the Catholics (meaning Popish 
Romanists) always go in jeopardy, for refusing to go to hear it? Nay, if it must be translated into English, Catholics are 
fittest to do it. They have learning, and they know when a thing is well, they can manum de tabula. We will answer them 
both briefly: and the former, being brethren, thus, with S. Jerome, "Damnamus veteres? Mineme, sed post priorum studia in 
domo Domini quod possums laboramus." [S. Jerome. Apolog. advers. Ruffin.] That is, "Do we condemn the ancient? In no 
case: but after the endeavors of them that were before us, we take the best pains we can in the house of God." As if he said, 
Being provoked by the example of the learned men that lived before my time, I have thought it my duty, to assay whether 
my talent in the knowledge of the tongues, may be profitable in any measure to God's Church, lest I should seem to laboured 
in them in vain, and lest I should be thought to glory in men, (although ancient,) above that which was in them. Thus S. 
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A SATISFACTION TO OUR BRETHREN 

And to the same effect say we, that we are so far off from condemning any of their labors that travailed before us in this 
kind, either in this land or beyond sea, either in King Henry's time, or King Edward's (if there were any translation, or 
correction of a translation in his time) or Queen Elizabeth's of ever renowned memory, that we acknowledge them to have 
been raised up of God, for the building and furnishing of his Church, and that they deserve to be had of us and of posterity in 
everlasting remembrance. The judgment of Aristotle is worthy and well known: "If Timotheus had not been, we had not had 
much sweet music; but if Phrynis [Timotheus his master] had not been, we had not had Timotheus." Therefore blessed be 
they, and most honoured be their name, that break the ice, and giveth onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of 
souls. Now what can be more available thereto, than to deliver God's book unto God's people in a tongue which they 
understand? Since of a hidden treasure, and of a fountain that is sealed, there is no profit, as Ptolemy Philadelph wrote to the 
Rabbins or masters of the Jews, as witnesseth Epiphanius: [S. Epiphan. loco ante citato.] and as S. Augustine saith; "A man 
had rather be with his dog than with a stranger (whose tongue is strange unto him)." [S. Augustin. lib. 19. de civil. Dei. c. 7.] 
Yet for all that, as nothing is begun and perfected at the same time, and the later thoughts are thought to be the wiser: so, if 
we building upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labours, do endeavor to make that better 
which they left so good; no man, we are sure, hath cause to mislike us; they, we persuade ourselves, if they were alive, 
would thank us. The vintage of Abienzer, that strake the stroke: yet the gleaning of grapes of Ephraim was not to be 
despised. See Judges 8:2. Joash the king of Israel did not satisfy himself, till he had smitten the ground three times; and yet 
he offended the Prophet, for giving over then. [2 Kings 13:18-19] Aquila, of whom we spake before, translated the Bible as 
carefully, and as skilfully as he could; and yet he thought good to go over it again, and then it got the credit with the Jews, to 
be called accurately done, as Saint Jerome witnesseth. [S. Jerome, in Ezech. cap. 3.] How many books of profane learning 
have been gone over again and again, by the same translators, by others? Of one and the same book of Aristotle's Ethics, 
there are extant not so few as six or seven several translations. Now if this cost may be bestowed upon the gourd, which 
affordeth us a little shade, and which today flourished!, but tomorrow is cut down; what may we bestow, nay what ought we 
not to bestow upon the Vine, the fruit whereof maketh glad the conscience of man, and the stem whereof abideth forever? 
And this is the word of God, which we translate. "What is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?" [Jer 23:28] Tanti vitreum, 
quanti verum margaritum (saith Tertullian,) [Tertul. ad Martyr.] if a toy of glass be of that reckoning with us, how ought we 
to value the true pearl? [Jerome, ad Salvin.] Therefore let no man's eye be evil, because his Majesty's is good; neither let 
any be grieved, that we have a Prince that seeketh the increase of the spiritual wealth of Israel (let Sanballats and Tobiahs do 
so, which therefore do bear their just reproof) but let us rather bless God from the ground of our heart, for working this 
religious care in him, to have the translations of the Bible maturely considered of and examined. For by this means it 
cometh to pass, that whatsoever is sound already (and all is sound for substance, in one or other of our editions, and the 
worst of ours far better than their authentic vulgar) the same will shine as gold more brightly, being rubbed and polished; 
also, if anything be halting, or superfluous, or not so agreeable to the original, the same may be corrected, and the truth set in 
place. And what can the King command to be done, that will bring him more true honour than this? and wherein could they 
that have been set a work, approve their duty to the King, yea their obedience to God, and love to his Saints more, than by 
yielding their service, and all that is within them, for the furnishing of the work? But besides all this, they were the principal 
motives of it, and therefore ought least to quarrel it: for the very Historical truth is, that upon the importunate petitions of the 
Puritans, at his Majesty's coming to this Crown, the Conference at Hampton Court having been appointed for hearing their 
complaints: when by force of reason they were put from other grounds, they had recourse at the last, to this shift, that they 
could not with good conscience subscribe to the Communion book, since it maintained the Bible as it was there translated, 
which was as they said, a most corrupted translation. And although this was judged to be but a very poor and empty shift; yet 
even hereupon did his Majesty begin to bethink himself of the good that might ensue by a new translation, and presently 
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AN ANSWER TO THE IMPUTATIONS OF OUR ADVERSARIES 

Now to the latter we answer; that we do not deny, nay we affirm and avow, that the very meanest translation of the Bible in 
English, set forth by men of our profession, (for we have seen none of theirs of the whole Bible as yet) containeth the word 
of God, nay, is the word of God. As the King's speech, which he uttereth in Parliament, being translated into French, Dutch, 
Italian, and Latin, is still the King's speech, though it be not interpreted by every Translator with the like grace, nor 
peradventure so fitly for phrase, nor so expressly for sense, everywhere. For it is confessed, that things are to take their 
denomination of the greater part; and a natural man could say, Verum ubi multa nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendor 
maculis, etc. [Horace.] A man may be counted a virtuous man, though he have made many slips in his life, (else, there were 
none virtuous, for in many things we offend all) [James 3:2] also a comely man and lovely, though he have some warts upon 
his hand, yea, not only freckles upon his face, but also scars. No cause therefore why the word translated should be denied 
to be the word, or forbidden to be current, notwithstanding that some imperfections and blemishes may be noted in the 
setting forth of it. For whatever was perfect under the Sun, where Apostles or Apostolic men, that is, men endued with an 
extraordinary measure of God's spirit, and privileged with the privilege of infallibility, had not their hand? The Romanists 
therefore in refusing to hear, and daring to burn the Word translated, did no less than despite the spirit of grace, from whom 
originally it proceeded, and whose sense and meaning, as well as man's weakness would enable, it did express. Judge by an 
example or two. Plutarch writeth, that after that Rome had been burnt by the Gauls, they fell soon to build it again: but 
doing it in haste, they did not cast the streets, nor proportion the houses in such comely fashion, as had been most slightly 
and convenient; [Plutarch in Camillo.] was Catiline therefore an honest man, or a good patriot, that sought to bring it to a 
combustion? or Nero a good Prince, that did indeed set it on fire? So, by the story of Ezra, and the prophecy of Haggai it 
may be gathered, that the Temple built by Zerubbabel after the return from Babylon, was by no means to be compared to the 
former built by Solomon (for they that remembered the former, wept when they considered the latter) [Ezra 3:12] 
notwithstanding, might this latter either have been abhorred and forsaken by the Jews, or profaned by the Greeks? The like 
we are to think of Translations. The translation of the Seventy dissenteth from the Original in many places, neither doth it 
come near it, for perspicuity, gravity, majesty; yet which of the Apostles did condemn it? Condemn it? Nay, they used it, (as 
it is apparent, and as Saint Jerome and most learned men do confess) which they would not have done, nor by their example 
of using it, so grace and commend it to the Church, if it had been unworthy of the appellation and name of the word of God. 
And whereas they urge for their second defence of their vilifying and abusing of the English Bibles, or some pieces thereof, 
which they meet with, for that heretics (forsooth) were the Authors of the translations, (heretics they call us by the same right 
that they call themselves Catholics, both being wrong) we marvel what divinity taught them so. We are sure Tertullian was 
of another mind: Ex personis probamus fidem, an ex fide personas? [Tertul. de praescript. contra haereses.] Do we try 
men's faith by their persons? we should try their persons by their faith. Also S. Augustine was of another mind: for he 
lighting upon certain rules made by Tychonius a Donatist, for the better understanding of the word, was not ashamed to 
make use of them, yea, to insert them into his own book, with giving commendation to them so far forth as they were worthy 
to be commended, as is to be seen in S. Augustine's third book De doctrina Christiana. [S. August. 3. de doct. Christ, cap. 
30.] To be short, Origen, and the whole Church of God for certain hundred years, were of another mind: for they were so far 
from treading under foot, (much more from burning) the Translation of Aquila a Proselyte, that is, one that had turned Jew; 
of Symmachus, and Theodotion, both Ebionites, that is, most vile heretics, that they joined together with the Hebrew 
Original, and the Translation of the Seventy (as hath been before signified out of Epiphanius) and set them forth openly to be 
considered of and perused by all. But we weary the unlearned, who need not know so much, and trouble the learned, who 
know it already. 

Yet before we end, we must answer a third cavil and objection of theirs against us, for altering and amending our 
Translations so oft; wherein truly they deal hardly, and strangely with us. For to whomever was it imputed for a fault (by 
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to exhort S. Jerome to a Palinodia or recantation; [S. Aug. Epist. 9.] and doth even glory that he seeth his infirmities. [S. 
Aug. Epist. 8.] If we be sons of the Truth, we must consider what it speaketh, and trample upon our own credit, yea, and 
upon other men's too, if either be any way an hindrance to it. This to the cause: then to the persons we say, that of all men 
they ought to be most silent in this case. For what varieties have they, and what alterations have they made, not only of their 
Service books, Portesses and Breviaries, but also of their Latin Translation? The Service book supposed to be made by S. 
Ambrose (Officium Ambrosianum) was a great while in special use and request; but Pope Hadrian calling a Council with the 
aid of Charles the Emperor, abolished it, yea, burnt it, and commanded the Service book of Saint Gregory universally to be 
used. [Durand. lib. 5. cap. 2.] Well, Officium Gregorianum gets by this means to be in credit, but doth it continue without 
change or altering? No, the very Roman Service was of two fashions, the New fashion, and the Old, (the one used in one 
Church, the other in another) as is to be seen in Pamelius a Romanist, his Preface, before Micrologus. the same Pamelius 
reporteth out Radulphus de Rivo, that about the year of our Lord, 1277, Pope Nicolas the Third removed out of the Churches 
of Rome, the more ancient books (of Service) and brought into use the Missals of the Friers Minorites, and commanded them 
to be observed there; insomuch that about an hundred years after, when the above name Radulphus happened to be at Rome, 
he found all the books to be new, (of the new stamp). Neither were there this chopping and changing in the more ancient 
times only, but also of late: Pius Quintus himself confesseth, that every Bishopric almost had a peculiar kind of service, 
most unlike to that which others had: which moved him to abolish all other Breviaries, though never so ancient, and 
privileged and published by Bishops in their Dioceses, and to establish and ratify that only which was of his own setting 
forth, in the year 1568. Now when the father of their Church, who gladly would heal the sore of the daughter of his people 
softly and slightly, and make the best of it, findeth so great fault with them for their odds and jarring; we hope the children 
have no great cause to vaunt of their uniformity. But the difference that appeareth between our Translations, and our often 
correcting of them, is the thing that we are specially charged with; let us see therefore whether they themselves be without 
fault this way, (if it be to be counted a fault, to correct) and whether they be fit men to throw stones at us: O tandem maior 
parcas insane minori: they that are less sound themselves, out not to object infirmities to others. [Horat.] If we should tell 
them that Valla, Stapulensis, Erasmus, and Vives found fault with their vulgar Translation, and consequently wished the 
same to be mended, or a new one to be made, they would answer peradventure, that we produced their enemies for witnesses 
against them; albeit, they were in no other sort enemies, than as S. Paul was to the Galatians, for telling them the truth [Gal 
4: 16]: and it were to be wished, that they had dared to tell it them plainlier and oftener. But what will they say to this, that 
Pope Leo the Tenth allowed Erasmus' Translation of the New Testament, so much different from the vulgar, by his 
Apostolic Letter and Bull; that the same Leo exhorted Pagnine to translate the whole Bible, and bare whatsoever charges was 
necessary for the work? [Sixtus Senens.] Surely, as the Apostle reasoneth to the Hebrews, that if the former Law and 
Testament had been sufficient, there had been no need of the latter: [Heb 7:11 and 8:7] so we may say, that if the old vulgar 
had been at all points allowable, to small purpose had labour and charges been undergone, about framing of a new. If they 
say, it was one Pope's private opinion, and that he consulted only himself; then we are able to go further with them, and to 
aver, that more of their chief men of all sorts, even their own Trent champions Paiva and Vega, and their own Inquisitors, 
Hieronymus ab Oleastro, and their own Bishop Isidorus Clarius, and their own Cardinal Thomas a Vio Caietan, do either 
make new Translations themselves, or follow new ones of other men's making, or note the vulgar Interpreter for halting; 
none of them fear to dissent from him, nor yet to except against him. And call they this an uniform tenor of text and 
judgment about the text, so many of their Worthies disclaiming the now received conceit? Nay, we will yet come nearer the 
quick: doth not their Paris edition differ from the Lovaine, and Hentenius his from them both, and yet all of them allowed by 
authority? Nay, doth not Sixtus Quintus confess, that certain Catholics (he meaneth certain of his own side) were in such an 
humor of translating the Scriptures into Latin, that Satan taking occasion by them, though they thought of no such matter, did 
strive what he could, out of so uncertain and manifold a variety of Translations, so to mingle all things, that nothing might 
seem to be left certain and firm in them, etc.? [Sixtus 5. praefat. fixa Bibliis.] Nay, further, did not the same Sixtus ordain by 
an inviolable decree, and that with the counsel and consent of his Cardinals, that the Latin edition of the old and new 
Testament, which the Council of Trent would have to be authentic, is the same without controversy which he then set forth, 



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being diligently corrected and printed in the Printinghouse of Vatican? Thus Sixtus in his Preface before his Bible. And yet 
Clement the Eighth his immediate successor, published another edition of the Bible, containing in it infinite differences from 
that of Sixtus, (and many of them weighty and material) and yet this must be authentic by all means. What is to have the 
faith of our glorious Lord JESUS CHRIST with Yea or Nay, if this be not? Again, what is sweet harmony and consent, if 
this be? Therefore, as Demaratus of Corinth advised a great King, before he talked of the dissensions of the Grecians, to 
compose his domestic broils (for at that time his Queen and his son and heir were at deadly feud with him) so all the while 
that our adversaries do make so many and so various editions themselves, and do jar so much about the worth and authority 
of them, they can with no show of equity challenge us for changing and correcting. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRANSLATORS, WITH THEIR NUMBER, FURNITURE, CARE, ETC. 

But it is high time to leave them, and to show in brief what we proposed to ourselves, and what course we held in this our 
perusal and survey of the Bible. Truly (good Christian Reader) we never thought from the beginning, that we should need to 
make a new Translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one, (for then the imputation of Sixtus had been true in some 
sort, that our people had been fed with gall of Dragons instead of wine, with whey instead of milk:) but to make a good one 
better, or out of many good ones, one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against; that hath been our endeavor, that 
our mark. To that purpose there were many chosen, that were greater in other men's eyes than in their own, and that sought 
the truth rather than their own praise. Again, they came or were thought to come to the work, not exercendi causa (as one 
saith) but exercitati, that is, learned, not to learn: For the chief overseer and [NOTE: Greek letters omitted] under his 
Majesty, to whom not only we, but also our whole Church was much bound, knew by his wisdom, which thing also 
Nazianzen taught so long ago, that it is a preposterous order to teach first and to learn after, yea that [NOTE: Greek letters 
omitted] to learn and practice together, is neither commendable for the workman, nor safe for the work. [Idem in Apologet.] 
Therefore such were thought upon, as could say modestly with Saint Jerome, Et Hebreaeum Sermonem ex parte didicimus, 
et in Latino pene ab ipsis incunabulis etc. detriti sumus. "Both we have learned the Hebrew tongue in part, and in the Latin 
we have been exercised almost from our very cradle." S. Jerome maketh no mention of the Greek tongue, wherein yet he did 
excel, because he translated not the old Testament out of Greek, but out of Hebrew. And in what sort did these assemble? In 
the trust of their own knowledge, or of their sharpness of wit, or deepness of judgment, as it were in an arm of flesh? At no 
hand. They trusted in him that hath the key of David, opening and no man shutting; they prayed to the Lord the Father of our 
Lord, to the effect that S. Augustine did; "O let thy Scriptures be my pure delight, let me not be deceived in them, neither let 
me deceive by them." [S. Aug. lib. II. Confess, cap. 2.] In this confidence, and with this devotion did they assemble 
together; not too many, lest one should trouble another; and yet many, lest many things haply might escape them. If you ask 
what they had before them, truly it was the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the Greek of the New. These are the two 
golden pipes, or rather conduits, where-through the olive branches empty themselves into the gold. Saint Augustine calleth 
them precedent, or original tongues; [S. August. 3. de doctr. c. 3. etc.] Saint Jerome, fountains. [S. Jerome, ad Suniam et 
Fretel.] The same Saint Jerome affirmeth, [S. Jerome, ad Lucinium, Dist. 9 ut veterum.] and Gratian hath not spared to put it 
into his Decree, That "as the credit of the old Books" (he meaneth of the Old Testament) "is to be tried by the Hebrew 
Volumes, so of the New by the Greek tongue," he meaneth by the original Greek. If truth be tried by these tongues, then 
whence should a Translation be made, but out of them? These tongues therefore, the Scriptures we say in those tongues, we 
set before us to translate, being the tongues wherein God was pleased to speak to his Church by the Prophets and Apostles. 
Neither did we run over the work with that posting haste that the Septuagint did, if that be true which is reported of them, 
that they finished it in 72 days; [Joseph. Antiq. lib. 12.] neither were we barred or hindered from going over it again, having 
once done it, like S. Jerome, if that be true which himself reporteth, that he could no sooner write anything, but presently it 
was caught from him, and published, and he could not have leave to mend it: [S. Jerome, ad Pammac. pro libr. ad vers. 
Iovinian.] neither, to be short, were we the first that fell in hand with translating the Scripture into English, and consequently 
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upon the Scriptures, [Sophoc. in Elect.] and therefore no marvel, if he overshot himself many times. None of these things: 
the work hath not been huddled up in 72 days, but hath cost the workmen, as light as it seemeth, the pains of twice seven 
times seventy two days and more: 

matters of such weight and consequence are to be speeded with maturity: for in a business of movement a man feareth not 
the blame of convenient slackness. [S. Chrysost. in II. Thess. cap. 2.] Neither did we think much to consult the Translators or 
Commentators, Chaldee, Hebrew, Syrian, Greek or Latin, no nor the Spanish, French, Italian, or Dutch; neither did we 
disdain to revise that which we had done, and to bring back to the anvil that which we had hammered: but having and using 
as great helps as were needful, and fearing no reproach for slowness, nor coveting praise for expedition, we have at length, 
through the good hand of the Lord upon us, brought the work to that pass that you see. 

REASONS MOVING US TO SET DIVERSITY OF SENSES IN THE MARGIN, WHERE THERE IS GREAT 
PROBABILITY FOR EACH 

Some peradventure would have no variety of senses to be set in the margin, lest the authority of the Scriptures for deciding 
of controversies by that show of uncertainty, should somewhat be shaken. But we hold their judgment not to be sound in 
this point. For though, "whatsoever things are necessary are manifest," as S. Chrysostom saith, [S. Chrysost. in II. Thess. 
cap. 2.] and as S. Augustine, "In those things that are plainly set down in the Scriptures, all such matters are found that 
concern Faith, Hope, and Charity. [S. Aug. 2. de doctr. Christ, cap. 9.] Yet for all that it cannot be dissembled, that partly to 
exercise and whet our wits, partly to wean the curious from the loathing of them for their everywhere plainness, partly also 
to stir up our devotion to crave the assistance of God's spirit by prayer, and lastly, that we might be forward to seek aid of 
our brethren by conference, and never scorn those that be not in all respects so complete as they should be, being to seek in 
many things ourselves, it hath pleased God in his divine providence, here and there to scatter words and sentences of that 
difficulty and doubtfulness, not in doctrinal points that concern salvation, (for in such it hath been vouched that the 
Scriptures are plain) but in matters of less moment, that fearfulness would better beseem us than confidence, and if we will 
resolve upon modesty with S. Augustine, (though not in this same case altogether, yet upon the same ground) Melius est 
debitare de occultis, quam litigare de incertis, [S. Aug li. S. de Genes, ad liter, cap. 5.] "it is better to make doubt of those 
things which are secret, than to strive about those things that are uncertain." There be many words in the Scriptures, which 
be never found there but once, (having neither brother or neighbor, as the Hebrews speak) so that we cannot be holpen by 
conference of places. 

Again, there be many rare names of certain birds, beasts and precious stones, etc. concerning the Hebrews themselves are so 
divided among themselves for judgment, that they may seem to have defined this or that, rather because they would say 
something, than because they were sure of that which they said, as S. Jerome somewhere saith of the Septuagint. Now in 
such a case, doth not a margin do well to admonish the Reader to seek further, and not to conclude or dogmatize upon this or 
that peremptorily? For as it is a fault of incredulity, to doubt of those things that are evident: so to determine of such things 
as the Spirit of God hath left (even in the judgment of the judicious) questionable, can be no less than presumption. 
Therefore as S. Augustine saith, that variety of Translations is profitable for the finding out of the sense of the Scriptures: [S. 
Aug. 2. De doctr. Christian, cap. 14.] so diversity of signification and sense in the margin, where the text is no so clear, must 
needs do good, yea, is necessary, as we are persuaded. We know that Sixtus Quintus expressly forbiddeth, that any variety 
of readings of their vulgar edition, should be put in the margin, [Sixtus 5. praef. Bibliae.] (which though it be not altogether 
the same thing to that we have in hand, yet it looketh that way) but we think he hath not all of his own side his favorers, for 
this conceit. They that are wise, had rather have their judgments at liberty in differences of readings, than to be captivated to 
one, when it may be the other. If they were sure that their high Priest had all laws shut up in his breast, as Paul the Second 
bragged, [Plat, in Paulo secundo.] and that he were as free from error by special privilege, as the Dictators of Rome were 
made by law inviolable, it were another matter; then his word were an Oracle, his opinion a decision. But the eyes of the 



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world are now open, God be thanked, and have been a great while, they find that he is subject to the same affections and 
infirmities that others be, that his skin is penetrable, and therefore so much as he proveth, not as much as he claimeth, they 
grant and embrace. 

REASONS INDUCING US NOT TO STAND CURIOUSLY UPON AN IDENTITY OF PHRASING 

Another things we think good to admonish thee of (gentle Reader) that we have not tied ourselves to an uniformity of 
phrasing, or to an identity of words, as some peradventure would wish that we had done, because they observe, that some 
learned men somewhere, have been as exact as they could that way. Truly, that we might not vary from the sense of that 
which we had translated before, if the word signified that same in both places (for there be some words that be not the same 
sense everywhere) we were especially careful, and made a conscience, according to our duty. But, that we should express 
the same notion in the same particular word; as for example, if we translate the Hebrew or Greek word once by PURPOSE, 
never to call it INTENT; if one where JOURNEYING, never TRAVELING; if one where THINK, never SUPPOSE; if one 
where PAIN, never ACHE; if one where JOY, never GLADNESS, etc. Thus to mince the matter, we thought to savour more 
of curiosity than wisdom, and that rather it would breed scorn in the Atheist, than bring profit to the godly Reader. For is the 
kingdom of God to become words or syllables? why should we be in bondage to them if we may be free, use one precisely 
when we may use another no less fit, as commodiously? A godly Father in the Primitive time showed himself greatly 
moved, that one of newfangledness called [NOTE: Greek omitted but was a dispute over the word for "a bed"] [Niceph. 
Calist. lib. 8. cap.42.] though the difference be little or none; and another reporteth that he was much abused for turning 
"Cucurbita" (to which reading the people had been used) into "Hedera". [S. Jerome in 4. Ionae. See S. Aug: epist. 10.] Now 
if this happens in better times, and upon so small occasions, we might justly fear hard censure, if generally we should make 
verbal and unnecessary changings. We might also be charged (by scoffers) with some unequal dealing towards a great 
number of good English words. For as it is written of a certain great Philosopher, that he should say , that those logs were 
happy that were made images to be worshipped; for their fellows, as good as they, lay for blocks behind the fire: so if we 
should say, as it were, unto certain words, Stand up higher, have a place in the Bible always, and to others of like quality, 
Get ye hence, be banished forever, we might be taxed peradventure with S. James his words, namely, "To be partial in 
ourselves and judges of evil thoughts." Add hereunto, that niceness in words was always counted the next step to trifling, 
and so was to be curious about names too: also that we cannot follow a better pattern for elocution than God himself; 
therefore he using divers words, in his holy writ, and indifferently for one thing in nature: [see Euseb. li. 12. ex Platon.] we, 
if we will not be superstitious, may use the same liberty in our English versions out of Hebrew and Greek, for that copy or 
store that he hath given us. Lastly, we have on the one side avoided the scrupulosity of the Puritans, who leave the old 
Ecclesiastical words, and betake them to other, as when they put WASHING for BAPTISM, and CONGREGATION instead 
of CHURCH: as also on the other side we have shunned the obscurity of the Papists, in their AZIMES, TUNIKE, 
RATIONAL, HOLOCAUSTS, PRAEPUCE, PASCHE, and a number of such like, whereof their late Translation is full, and 
that of purpose to darken the sense, that since they must needs translate the Bible, yet by the language thereof, it may be kept 
from being understood. But we desire that the Scripture may speak like itself, as in the language of Canaan, that it may be 
understood even of the very vulgar. 

Many other things we might give thee warning of (gentle Reader) if we had not exceeded the measure of a Preface already. 
It remaineth, that we commend thee to God, and to the Spirit of his grace, which is able to build further than we can ask or 
think. He removeth the scales from our eyes, the vail from our hearts, opening our wits that we may understand his word, 
enlarging our hearts, yea correcting our affections, that we may love it to the end. Ye are brought unto fountains of living 
water which ye digged not; do not cast earth into them with the Philistines, neither prefer broken pits before them with the 
wicked Jews. [Gen 26:15. Jer 2:13.] Others have laboured, and you may enter into their labours; O receive not so great 
things in vain, O despise not so great salvation! Be not like swine to tread under foot so precious things, neither yet like dogs 



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to tear and abuse holy things. Say not to our Saviour with the Gergesites, Depart out of our coast [Matt 8:34]; neither yet 
with Esau sell your birthright for a mess of pottage [Heb 12:16]. If light be come into the world, love not darkness more 
than light; if food, if clothing be offered, go not naked, starve not yourselves. Remember the advice of Nazianzene, "It is a 
grievous thing" (or dangerous) "to neglect a great fair, and to seek to make markets afterwards: also the encouragement of S. 
Chrysostom, "It is altogether impossible, that he that is sober" (and watchful) "should at any time be neglected:" [S. 
Chrysost. in epist. ad Rom. cap. 14. oral. 26.] Lastly, the admonition and menacing of S. Augustine, "They that despise 
God's will inviting them, shall feel God's will taking vengeance of them." [S. August, ad artic. sibi falso object. Artie. 16.] 
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God; [Heb 10:31] but a blessed thing it is, and will bring us to 
everlasting blessedness in the end, when God speaketh unto us, to hearken; when he setteth his word before us, to read it; 
when he stretcheth out his hand and calleth, to answer, Here am I, here we are to do thy will, O God. The Lord work a care 
and conscience in us to know him and serve him, that we may be acknowledged of him at the appearing of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, to whom with the holy Ghost, be all praise and thanksgiving. 



Amen. 



Old Testament 



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Genesis 



The First Book of Moses, called Genesis 



{1:1} In the beginning God created the heaven and the 
earth. {1:2} And the earth was without form, and void; and 
darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of 
God moved upon the face of the waters. 

{1:3} And God said, Let there be light: and there was 
light. {1:4} And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and 
God divided the light from the darkness. {1:5} And God 
called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And 
the evening and the morning were the first day. 

{1:6} And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst 
of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 
{1:7} And God made the firmament, and divided the waters 
which [were] under the firmament from the waters which 
[were] above the firmament: and it was so. {1:8} And God 
called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the 
morning were the second day. 

{1:9} And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be 
gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] 
appear: and it was so. {1:10} And God called the dry [land] 
Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he 
Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. {1:11} And God said, 
Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] 
the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in 
itself, upon the earth: and it was so. {1:12} And the earth 
brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, 
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after 
his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. {1:13} And the 
evening and the morning were the third day. 

{1:14} And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament 
of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them 
be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 
{1:15} And let them be for lights in the firmament of the 
heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. {1:16} 
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the 
day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars 
also. {1:17} And God set them in the firmament of the 
heaven to give light upon the earth, {1:18} And to rule over 
the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the 
darkness: and God saw that [it was] good. {1:19} And the 
evening and the morning were the fourth day. {1:20} And 
God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving 
creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the 
earth in the open firmament of heaven. {1:21} And God 
created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, 
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, 
and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it 
was] good. {1:22} And God blessed them, saying, Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let 
fowl multiply in the earth. {1:23} And the evening and the 
morning were the fifth day. 

{1:24} And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living 
creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast 
of the earth after his kind: and it was so. {1:25} And God 
made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after 
their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after 
his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 

{ 1 :26 } And God said, Let us make man in our image, 
after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish 
of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, 



and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that 
creepeth upon the earth. { 1 :27 } So God created man in his 
[own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and 
female created he them. {1:28} And God blessed them, and 
God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish 
the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of 
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living 
thing that moveth upon the earth. 

{1:29} And God said, Behold, I have given you every 
herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, 
and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding 
seed; to you it shall be for meat. {1:30} And to every beast 
of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing 
that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have 
given] every green herb for meat: and it was so. { 1:31 } And 
God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] 
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth 
day. 

{2:1} Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and 
all the host of them. {2:2} And on the seventh day God 
ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the 
seventh day from all his work which he had made. {2:3} 
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because 
that in it he had rested from all his work which God created 
and made. 

{2:4} These [are] the generations of the heavens and of 
the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD 
God made the earth and the heavens, {2:5} And every plant 
of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the 
field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to 
rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the 
ground. {2:6} But there went up a mist from the earth, and 
watered the whole face of the ground. {2:7} And the LORD 
God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed 
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living 
soul. 

{2:8} And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in 
Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. {2:9} 
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every 
tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree 
of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of 
knowledge of good and evil. {2:10} And a river went out of 
Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, 
and became into four heads. {2:11} The name of the first 
[is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of 
Havilah, where [there is] gold; {2:12} And the gold of that 
land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone. 
{2:13} And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the 
same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 
{2:14} And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel: that 
[is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the 
fourth river [is] Euphrates. {2:15} And the LORD God took 
the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and 
to keep it. {2:16} And the LORD God commanded the man, 
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 
{2:17} But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof 
thou shalt surely die. 

{2:18} And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the 
man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 
{2:19} And out of the ground the LORD God formed every 
beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought 
[them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and 
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the name thereof. {2:20} And Adam gave names to all 
cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the 
field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for 
him. {2:21} And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall 
upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and 
closed up the flesh instead thereof; {2:22} And the rib, 
which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a 
woman, and brought her unto the man. {2:23} And Adam 
said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: 
she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of 
Man. {2:24} Therefore shall a man leave his father and his 
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one 
flesh. {2:25} And they were both naked, the man and his 
wife, and were not ashamed. 

{3:1} Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of 
the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto 
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every 
tree of the garden? 

{3:2} And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat 
of the fruit of the trees of the garden: {3:3} But of the fruit 
of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath 
said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye 
die. {3:4} And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall 
not surely die: {3:5} For God doth know that in the day ye 
eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be 
as gods, knowing good and evil. {3:6} And when the 
woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it 
[was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make 
[one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and 
gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. {3:7} 
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that 
they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and 
made themselves aprons. {3:8} And they heard the voice of 
the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: 
and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of 
the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. {3:9} And 
the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, 
Where [art] thou? {3:10} And he said, I heard thy voice in 
the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I 
hid myself. {3:11} And he said, Who told thee that thou 
[wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I 
commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? {3:12} And 
the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with 
me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. {3:13} And the 
LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou 
hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, 
and I did eat. {3:14} And the LORD God said unto the 
serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed 
above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy 
belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of 
thy life: {3:15} And I will put enmity between thee and the 
woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise 
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. {3:16} Unto the 
woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy 
conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and 
thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over 
thee. {3:17} And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast 
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the 
tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat 
of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt 
thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life; {3:18} Thorns also 
and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the 
herb of the field; {3:19} In the sweat of thy face shalt thou 
eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast 
thou taken: for dust thou [art,] and unto dust shalt thou 
return. {3:20} And Adam called his wife's name Eve; 
because she was the mother of all living. {3:21 } Unto Adam 



also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, 
and clothed them. {3:22} And the LORD God said, Behold, 
the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and 
now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of 
life, and eat, and live for ever: {3:23} Therefore the LORD 
God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the 
ground from whence he was taken. {3:24} So he drove out 
the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden 
Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to 
keep the way of the tree of life. 

{4:1} And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, 
and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the 
LORD. {4:2} And she again bare his brother Abel. And 
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the 
ground. {4:3} And in process of time it came to pass, that 
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the 
LORD. {4:4} And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of 
his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect 
unto Abel and to his offering: {4:5} But unto Cain and to 
his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, 
and his countenance fell. {4:6} And the LORD said unto 
Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance 
fallen? {4:7} If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? 
and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto 
thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. {4:8} 
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, 
when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel 
his brother, and slew him. 

{4:9} And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy 
brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's 
keeper? {4:10} And he said, What hast thou done? the voice 
of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 
{4:11} And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which 
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from 
thy hand; {4:12} When thou tillest the ground, it shall not 
henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a 
vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. {4:13} And Cain said 
unto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear. 
{4:14} Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the 
face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall 
be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come 
to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me. 
{4:15} And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever 
slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. 
And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him 
should kill him. 

{4:16} And Cain went out from the presence of the 
LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 
{4:17} And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and 
bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of 
the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. {4:18} And unto 
Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and 
Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. 

{4:19} And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name 
of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 
{4:20} And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as 
dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle. {4:21} And his 
brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as 
handle the harp and organ. {4:22} And Zillah, she also bare 
Tubal- cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: 
and the sister of Tubal-cain [was] Naamah. {4:23} And 
Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my 
voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I 
have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my 
hurt. {4:24} If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly 



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Lamech seventy and sevenfold. 

{4:25} And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a 
son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she,] hath 
appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain 
slew. {4:26} And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; 
and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon 
the name of the LORD. 

{5:1} This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In 
the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made 
he him; {5:2} Male and female created he them; and 
blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when 
they were created. 

{5:3} And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and 
begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called 
his name Seth: {5:4} And the days of Adam after he had 
begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons 
and daughters: {5:5} And all the days that Adam lived were 
nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. {5:6} And Seth 
lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: {5:7} And 
Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven 
years, and begat sons and daughters: {5:8} And all the days 
of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. 

{5:9} And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: 
{5:10} And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred 
and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: {5:11} And 
all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and 
he died. 

{5:12} And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat 
Mahalaleel: {5:13} And Cainan lived after he begat 
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons 
and daughters: {5:14} And all the days of Cainan were nine 
hundred and ten years: and he died. 

{5:15} And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and 
begat Jared: {5:16} And Mahalaleel lived after he begat 
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and 
daughters: {5:17} And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight 
hundred ninety and five years: and he died. 

{5:18} And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, 
and he begat Enoch: {5:19} And Jared lived after he begat 
Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 
{5:20} And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty 
and two years: and he died. 

{5:21} And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat 
Methuselah: {5:22} And Enoch walked with God after he 
begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and 
daughters: {5:23} And all the days of Enoch were three 
hundred sixty and five years: {5:24} And Enoch walked 
with God: and he [was] not; for God took him. {5:25} And 
Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and 
begat Lamech: {5:26} And Methuselah lived after he begat 
Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons 
and daughters: {5:27} And all the days of Methuselah were 
nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. 

{5:28} And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two 
years, and begat a son: {5:29} And he called his name 
Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our 
work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the 
LORD hath cursed. {5:30} And Lamech lived after he begat 
Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and 
daughters: {5:31} And all the days of Lamech were seven 



hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. {5:32} And 
Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, 
Ham, and Japheth. 

{6:1} And it came to pass, when men began to multiply 
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 
{6:2} That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that 
they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they 
chose. {6:3} And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always 
strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall 
be an hundred and twenty years. {6:4} There were giants in 
the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of 
God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare 
[children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which 
[were] of old, men of renown. 

{6:5} And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] 
great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the 
thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. {6:6} And 
it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, 
and it grieved him at his heart. {6:7} And the LORD said, I 
will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the 
earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the 
fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 
{6:8} But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 

{6:9} These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a 
just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah 
walked with God. {6:10} And Noah begat three sons, 
Shem, Ham, and Japheth. {6:11} The earth also was corrupt 
before God, and the earth was filled with violence. {6:12} 
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; 
for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. {6:13} 
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come 
before me; for the earth is filled with violence through 
them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 

{6:14} Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt 
thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without 
with pitch. {6:15} And this [is the fashion] which thou shalt 
make it [of:] The length of the ark [shall be] three hundred 
cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it 
thirty cubits. {6:16} A window shalt thou make to the ark, 
and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the 
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; [with] lower, second, 
and third [stories] shalt thou make it. {6:17} And, behold, I, 
even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy 
all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life, from under heaven; 
[and] every thing that [is] in the earth shall die. {6:18} But 
with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come 
into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' 
wives with thee. {6:19} And of every living thing of all 
flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to 
keep [them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 
{6:20} Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their 
kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two 
of every [sort] shall come unto thee, to keep [them] alive. 
{6:21 } And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and 
thou shalt gather [it] to thee; and it shall be for food for 
thee, and for them. {6:22} Thus did Noah; according to all 
that God commanded him, so did he. 

{7:1} And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all 
thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before 
me in this generation. {7:2} Of every clean beast thou shalt 
take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of 
beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female. 
{7:3} Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the 
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{7:4} For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the 
earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance 
that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the 
earth. {7:5} And Noah did according unto all that the 
LORD commanded him. {7:6} And Noah [was] six hundred 
years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 

{7:7} And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and 
his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters 
of the flood. {7:8} Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] 
not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth 
upon the earth, {7:9} There went in two and two unto Noah 
into the ark, the male and the female, as God had 
commanded Noah. {7:10} And it came to pass after seven 
days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 

{7:11} In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the 
second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same 
day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and 
the windows of heaven were opened. {7:12} And the rain 
was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. {7:13} In the 
selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and 
Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three 
wives of his sons with them, into the ark; {7:14} They, and 
every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, 
and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after 
his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every 
sort. {7:15} And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two 
and two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life. {7:16} 
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, 
as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. 
{7:17} And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the 
waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up 
above the earth. {7:18} And the waters prevailed, and were 
increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the 
face of the waters. {7:19} And the waters prevailed 
exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that 
[were] under the whole heaven, were covered. {7:20} 
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the 
mountains were covered. {7:21} And all flesh died that 
moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of 
beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the 
earth, and every man: {7:22} All in whose nostrils [was] the 
breath of life, of all that [was] in the dry [land,] died. {7:23} 
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon 
the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the 
creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were 
destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained [alive,] 
and they that [were] with him in the ark. {7:24} And the 
waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. 

{8:1 } And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, 
and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and God 
made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters 
asswaged; {8:2} The fountains also of the deep and the 
windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven 
was restrained; {8:3} And the waters returned from off the 
earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty 
days the waters were abated. {8:4} And the ark rested in the 
seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon 
the mountains of Ararat. {8:5} And the waters decreased 
continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month,] on 
the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains 
seen. 

{8:6} And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that 
Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: 
{8:7} And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and 
fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. {8:8} 



Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were 
abated from off the face of the ground; {8:9} But the dove 
found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto 
him into the ark, for the waters [were] on the face of the 
whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and 
pulled her in unto him into the ark. {8:10} And he stayed 
yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of 
the ark; {8:11} And the dove came in to him in the evening; 
and, lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah 
knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. {8:12} 
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; 
which returned not again unto him any more. 

{8:13} And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first 
year, in the first [month,] the first [day] of the month, the 
waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed 
the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of 
the ground was dry. {8:14} And in the second month, on the 
seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 

{8:15} And God spake unto Noah, saying, {8:16} Go 
forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy 
sons' wives with thee. {8:17} Bring forth with thee every 
living thing that [is] with thee, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, 
and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon 
the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and 
be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. {8:18} And Noah 
went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives 
with him: {8:19} Every beast, every creeping thing, and 
every fowl, [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after 
their kinds, went forth out of the ark. 

{8:20} And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and 
took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and 
offered burnt offerings on the altar. {8:21} And the LORD 
smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I 
will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; 
for the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from his youth; 
neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I 
have done. {8:22} While the earth remaineth, seedtime and 
harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day 
and night shall not cease. 

{9:1} And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto 
them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 
{9:2} And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be 
upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the 
air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and upon all the 
fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. {9:3} 
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even 
as the green herb have I given you all things. {9:4} But 
flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall 
ye not eat. {9:5} And surely your blood of your lives will I 
require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at 
the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I 
require the life of man. {9:6} Whoso sheddeth man's blood, 
by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God 
made he man. {9:7} And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; 
bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. 

{9:8} And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with 
him, saying, {9:9} And I, behold, I establish my covenant 
with you, and with your seed after you; {9:10} And with 
every living creature that [is] with you, of the fowl, of the 
cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that 
go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. {9:11} And I 
will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh 
be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall 
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God said, This [is] the token of the covenant which I make 
between me and you and every living creature that [is] with 
you, for perpetual generations: {9:13} I do set my bow in 
the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between 
me and the earth. {9:14} And it shall come to pass, when I 
bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in 
the cloud: {9:15} And I will remember my covenant, which 
[is] between me and you and every living creature of all 
flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to 
destroy all flesh. {9:16} And the bow shall be in the cloud; 
and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting 
covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh 
that [is] upon the earth. {9:17} And God said unto Noah, 
This [is] the token of the covenant, which I have established 
between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth. 

{9:18} And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, 
were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of 
Canaan. {9:19} These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of 
them was the whole earth overspread. {9:20} And Noah 
began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 
{9:21 } And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he 
was uncovered within his tent. {9:22} And Ham, the father 
of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two 
brethren without. {9:23} And Shem and Japheth took a 
garment, and laid [it] upon both their shoulders, and went 
backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and 
their faces [were] backward, and they saw not their father's 
nakedness. {9:24} And Noah awoke from his wine, and 
knew what his younger son had done unto him. {9:25} And 
he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he 
be unto his brethren. {9:26} And he said, Blessed [be] the 
LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 
{9:27} God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the 
tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 

{9:28} And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and 
fifty years. {9:29} And all the days of Noah were nine 
hundred and fifty years: and he died. 

{10:1} Now these [are] the generations of the sons of 
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons 
born after the flood. {10:2} The sons of Japheth; Gomer, 
and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and 
Meshech, and Tiras. {10:3} And the sons of Gomer; 
Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. {10:4} And the 
sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 
{10:5} By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in 
their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, 
in their nations. 

{10:6} And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and 
Phut, and Canaan. {10:7} And the sons of Cush; Seba, and 
Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the 
sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. {10:8} And Cush begat 
Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. {10:9} 
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is 
said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 
{10:10} And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and 
Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 
{10:11} Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded 
Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, {10:12} And 
Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is] a great 
city. {10:13} And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and 
Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, {10:14} And Pathrusim, and 
Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 

{10:15} And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, 
{10:16} And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the 



Girgasite, {10:17} And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the 
Sinite, {10:18} And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the 
Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the 
Canaanites spread abroad. {10:19} And the border of the 
Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto 
Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and 
Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. {10:20} These [are] 
the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in 
their countries, [and] in their nations. 

{10:21} Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of 
Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were 
[children] born. {10:22} The children of Shem; Elam, and 
Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. {10:23} And 
the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 
{10:24} And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 
{10:25} And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of 
one [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and 
his brother's name [was] Joktan. {10:26} And Joktan begat 
Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazar-maveth, and Jerah, 
{10:27} And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, {10:28} And 
Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, {10:29} And Ophir, and 
Havilah, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of Joktan. 
{10:30} And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest 
unto Sephar a mount of the east. {10:31} These [are] the 
sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in 
their lands, after their nations. {10:32} These [are] the 
families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their 
nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth 
after the flood. 

{11:1} And the whole earth was of one language, and of 
one speech. {11:2} And it came to pass, as they journeyed 
from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; 
and they dwelt there. {11:3} And they said one to another, 
Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they 
had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. {11:4} 
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, 
whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a 
name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the 
whole earth. {11:5} And the LORD came down to see the 
city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 
{11:6} And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, 
and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: 
and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they 
have imagined to do. {11:7} Go to, let us go down, and 
there confound their language, that they may not understand 
one another's speech. {11:8} So the LORD scattered them 
abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they 
left off to build the city. {11:9} Therefore is the name of it 
called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the 
language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD 
scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. 

{11:10} These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] 
an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after 
the flood: {11:11} And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad 
five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:12} 
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: 
{11:13} And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four 
hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 
{11:14} And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 
{11:15} And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred 
and three years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:16} And 
Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: {11:17} 
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty 
years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:18} And Peleg 
lived thirty years, and begat Reu: {11:19} And Peleg lived 
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sons and daughters. {11:20} And Reu lived two and thirty 
years, and begat Serug: {11:21} And Reu lived after he 
begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons 
and daughters. {11:22} And Serug lived thirty years, and 
begat Nahor: {11:23} And Serug lived after he begat Nahor 
two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:24} 
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: 
{11:25} And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred 
and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:26} 
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, 
and Haran. 

{11:27} Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah 
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. 
{11:28} And Haran died before his father Terah in the land 
of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. {11:29} And Abram 
and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram' s wife 
[was] Sarai; and the name of Nahor' s wife, Milcah, the 
daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of 
Iscah. {11:30} But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child. 
{11:31} And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of 
Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son 
Abram' s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the 
Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto 
Haran, and dwelt there. {11:32} And the days of Terah 
were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. 

{ 12:1 } Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out 
of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's 
house, unto a land that I will shew thee: {12:2} And I will 
make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make 
thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: {12:3} And I 
will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth 
thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 
{12:4} So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto 
him; and Lot went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and 
five years old when he departed out of Haran. {12:5} And 
Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and 
all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that 
they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the 
land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. 

{ 12:6} And Abram passed through the land unto the place 
of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite 
[was] then in the land. { 12:7} And the LORD appeared unto 
Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and 
there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared 
unto him. {12:8} And he removed from thence unto a 
mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, 
[having] Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there 
he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the 
name of the LORD. { 12:9} And Abram journeyed, going on 
still toward the south. 

{12:10} And there was a famine in the land: and Abram 
went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine [was] 
grievous in the land. {12:11} And it came to pass, when he 
was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai 
his wife, Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to 
look upon: {12:12} Therefore it shall come to pass, when 
the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This [is] his 
wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 
{12:13} Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be 
well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of 
thee. 

{ 12:14} And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come 
into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she [was] 
very fair. {12:15} The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and 



commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken 
into Pharaoh's house. { 12:16} And he entreated Abram well 
for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and 
menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 
{12:17} And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house 
with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife. {12:18} 
And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this [that] 
thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she 
[was] thy wife? {12:19} Why saidst thou, She [is] my 
sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now 
therefore behold thy wife, take [her,] and go thy way. 
{12:20} And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning 
him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he 
had. 

{13:1} And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his 
wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 
{ 13:2} And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in 
gold. {13:3} And he went on his journeys from the south 
even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the 
beginning, between Bethel and Hai; {13:4} Unto the place 
of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there 
Abram called on the name of the LORD. 

{13:5} And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, 
and herds, and tents. {13:6} And the land was not able to 
bear them, that they might dwell together: for their 
substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 
{13:7} And there was a strife between the herdmen of 
Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the 
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. {13:8} 
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, 
between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy 
herdmen; for we [be] brethren. {13:9} [Is] not the whole 
land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if 
[thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if 
[thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 
{13:10} And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain 
of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the 
LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the 
garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest 
unto Zoar. {13:11} Then Lot chose him all the plain of 
Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated 
themselves the one from the other. {13:12} Abram dwelled 
in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the 
plain, and pitched [his] tent toward Sodom. {13:13} But the 
men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD 
exceedingly. 

{13:14} And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot 
was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look 
from the place where thou art northward, and southward, 
and eastward, and westward: {13:15} For all the land which 
thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 
{13:16} And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: 
so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] 
shall thy seed also be numbered. {13:17} Arise, walk 
through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; 
for I will give it unto thee. {13:18} Then Abram removed 
[his] tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which 
[is] in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. 

{14:1} And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king 
of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of 
Elam, and Tidal king of nations; {14:2} [That these] made 
war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of 
Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of 
Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. {14:3} All 
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the salt sea. {14:4} Twelve years they served 
Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 
{14:5} And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and 
the kings that [were] with him, and smote the Rephaims in 
Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims 
in Shaveh Kiriathaim, {14:6} And the Horites in their 
mount Seir, unto El-paran, which [is] by the wilderness. 
{14:7} And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which 
[is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, 
and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon- tamar. {14:8} 
And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of 
Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of 
Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is] Zoar;) and they 
joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; {14:9} With 
Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of 
nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of 
Ellasar; four kings with five. {14:10} And the vale of 
Siddim [was full of] slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and 
Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to 
the mountain. {14:11} And they took all the goods of 
Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their 
way. {14:12} And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, 
who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 

{14:13} And there came one that had escaped, and told 
Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the 
Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these 
[were] confederate with Abram. {14:14} And when Abram 
heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his 
trained [servants,] born in his own house, three hundred and 
eighteen, and pursued [them] unto Dan. {14:15} And he 
divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, 
and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which [is] 
on the left hand of Damascus. { 14:16} And he brought back 
all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and 
his goods, and the women also, and the people. 

{14:17} And the king of Sodom went out to meet him 
after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of 
the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, 
which [is] the king's dale. {14:18} And Melchizedek king 
of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the 
priest of the most high God. {14:19} And he blessed him, 
and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, 
possessor of heaven and earth: {14:20} And blessed be the 
most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy 
hand. And he gave him tithes of all. {14:21} And the king 
of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take 
the goods to thyself. { 14:22} And Abram said to the king of 
Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most 
high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, { 14:23} That I 
will not [take] from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I 
will not take any thing that [is] thine, lest thou shouldest 
say, I have made Abram rich: { 14:24} Save only that which 
the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which 
went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their 
portion. 

{15:1} After these things the word of the LORD came 
unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy 
shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward. {15:2} And 
Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go 
childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of 
Damascus? {15:3} And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 
hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine 
heir. {15:4} And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] 
unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that 
shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 
{15:5} And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look 



now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to 
number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 
{15:6} And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to 
him for righteousness. {15:7} And he said unto him, I [am] 
the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to 
give thee this land to inherit it. {15:8} And he said, Lord 
GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? { 15:9} 
And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, 
and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years 
old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. {15:10} And he 
took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and 
laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he 
not. {15:11} And when the fowls came down upon the 
carcases, Abram drove them away. {15:12} And when the 
sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, 
an horror of great darkness fell upon him. {15:13} And he 
said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a 
stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; 
and they shall afflict them four hundred years; {15:14} And 
also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and 
afterward shall they come out with great substance. {15:15} 
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be 
buried in a good old age. {15:16} But in the fourth 
generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of 
the Amorites [is] not yet full. {15:17} And it came to pass, 
that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a 
smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between 
those pieces. {15:18} In the same day the LORD made a 
covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given 
this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the 
river Euphrates: {15:19} The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, 
and the Kadmonites, {15:20} And the Hittites, and the 
Perizzites, and the Rephaims, {15:21} And the Amorites, 
and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. 

{16:1} Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: 
and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was] 
Hagar. {16:2} And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the 
LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in 
unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. 
And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. {16:3} And 
Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after 
Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave 
her to her husband Abram to be his wife. 

{16:4} And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: 
and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was 
despised in her eyes. {16:5} And Sarai said unto Abram, 
My wrong [be] upon thee: I have given my maid into thy 
bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was 
despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. 
{16:6} But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in 
thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt 
hardly with her, she fled from her face. 

{16:7} And the angel of the LORD found her by a 
fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the 
way to Shur. {16:8} And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, 
whence earnest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she 
said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. {16:9} And 
the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, 
and submit thyself under her hands. {16:10} And the angel 
of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed 
exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 
{16:11} And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, 
thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his 
name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 
{16:12} And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] 
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he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. {16:13} 
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, 
Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked 
after him that seeth me? {16:14} Wherefore the well was 
called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, [it is] between Kadesh and 
Bered. 

{16:15} And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called 
his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. {16:16} And 
Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare 
Ishmael to Abram. 

{17:1} And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, 
the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the 
Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. {17:2} 
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and 
will multiply thee exceedingly. {17:3} And Abram fell on 
his face: and God talked with him, saying, {17:4} As for 
me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a 
father of many nations. {17:5} Neither shall thy name any 
more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for 
a father of many nations have I made thee. {17:6} And I 
will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations 
of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. { 17:7} And I will 
establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed 
after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to 
be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. { 17:8} And I 
will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land 
wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an 
everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 

{17:9} And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my 
covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their 
generations. {17:10} This [is] my covenant, which ye shall 
keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every 
man child among you shall be circumcised. {17:11} And ye 
shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a 
token of the covenant betwixt me and you. {17:12} And he 
that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every 
man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, 
or bought with money of any stranger, which [is] not of thy 
seed. {17:13} He that is born in thy house, and he that is 
bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my 
covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 
{17:14} And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of 
his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off 
from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 

{17:15} And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy 
wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall] 
her name [be. ]{ 17:16} And I will bless her, and give thee a 
son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a 
mother] of nations; kings of people shall be of her. {17:17} 
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in 
his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him that is an hundred 
years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 
{ 17:18} And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might 
live before thee! {17:19} And God said, Sarah thy wife 
shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name 
Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an 
everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him. {17:20} 
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have 
blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply 
him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will 
make him a great nation. {17:21} But my covenant will I 
establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this 
set time in the next year. {17:22} And he left off talking 
with him, and God went up from Abraham. 



{17:23} And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that 
were born in his house, and all that were bought with his 
money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; 
and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame 
day, as God had said unto him. {17:24} And Abraham 
[was] ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised 
in the flesh of his foreskin. {17:25} And Ishmael his son 
[was] thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the 
flesh of his foreskin. {17:26} In the selfsame day was 
Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. { 17:27} And all 
the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with 
money of the stranger, were circumcised with him. 

{ 18:1 } And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of 
Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 
{18:2} And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three 
men stood by him: and when he saw [them,] he ran to meet 
them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the 
ground, {18:3} And said, My Lord, if now I have found 
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy 
servant: {18:4} Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and 
wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: {18:5} 
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your 
hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come 
to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 
{18:6} And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and 
said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, 
knead [it,] and make cakes upon the hearth. {18:7} And 
Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and 
good, and gave [it] unto a young man; and he hasted to 
dress it. {18:8} And he took butter, and milk, and the calf 
which he had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood 
by them under the tree, and they did eat. 

{18:9} And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy 
wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. { 18:10} And he said, 
I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; 
and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard 
[it] in the tent door, which [was] behind him. {18:11} Now 
Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well stricken in age; 
[and] it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 
{18:12} Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, 
After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being 
old also? {18:13} And the LORD said unto Abraham, 
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a 
child, which am old? {18:14} Is any thing too hard for the 
LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, 
according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 
{18:15} Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she 
was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. 

{18:16} And the men rose up from thence, and looked 
toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them 
on the way. {18:17} And the LORD said, Shall I hide from 
Abraham that thing which I do; {18:18} Seeing that 
Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, 
and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 
{18:19} For I know him, that he will command his children 
and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of 
the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may 
bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 
{ 18:20} And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and 
Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 
{18:21} I will go down now, and see whether they have 
done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come 
unto me; and if not, I will know. {18:22} And the men 
turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but 
Abraham stood yet before the LORD. {18:23} And 
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righteous with the wicked? {18:24} Perad venture there be 
fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not 
spare the place for the fifty righteous that [are] therein? 
{18:25} That be far from thee to do after this manner, to 
slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous 
should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the 
Judge of all the earth do right? {18:26} And the LORD 
said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I 
will spare all the place for their sakes. {18:27} And 
Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken 
upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but] dust and 
ashes: {18:28} Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty 
righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for [lack of] five? 
And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy 
[it. ]{ 18:29} And he spake unto him yet again, and said, 
Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I 
will not do [it] for forty's sake. {18:30} And he said [unto 
him,] Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: 
Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I 
will not do [it,] if I find thirty there. {18:31} And he said, 
Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: 
Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, 
I will not destroy [it] for twenty's sake. {18:32} And he 
said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but 
this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he 
said, I will not destroy [it] for ten's sake. {18:33} And the 
LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing 
with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place. 

{ 19:1 } And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and 
Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up 
to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward 
the ground; { 19:2} And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn 
in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, 
and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on 
your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the 
street all night. {19:3} And he pressed upon them greatly; 
and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and 
he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and 
they did eat. 

{19:4} But before they lay down, the men of the city, 
[even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both 
old and young, all the people from every quarter: {19:5} 
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] 
the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out 
unto us, that we may know them. {19:6} And Lot went out 
at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, {19:7} 
And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. {19:8} 
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known 
man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye 
to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do 
nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my 
roof. {19:9} And they said, Stand back. And they said 
[again,] This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will 
needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than 
with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, 
and came near to break the door. {19:10} But the men put 
forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and 
shut to the door. {19:11} And they smote the men that 
[were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small 
and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. 

{19:12} And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any 
besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and 
whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out of this 
place: {19:13} For we will destroy this place, because the 
cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; 
and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. {19:14} And Lot 



went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his 
daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the 
LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that 
mocked unto his sons in law. 

{19:15} And when the morning arose, then the angels 
hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two 
daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the 
iniquity of the city. { 19:16} And while he lingered, the men 
laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and 
upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being 
merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him 
without the city. 

{19:17} And it came to pass, when they had brought them 
forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not 
behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the 
mountain, lest thou be consumed. {19:18} And Lot said 
unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: {19:19} Behold now, thy 
servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast 
magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in 
saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest 
some evil take me, and I die: {19:20} Behold now, this city 
is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape 
thither, ([is] it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 
{19:21} And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee 
concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this 
city, for the which thou hast spoken. {19:22} Haste thee, 
escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come 
thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. 

{19:23} The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot 
entered into Zoar. {19:24} Then the LORD rained upon 
Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the 
LORD out of heaven; {19:25} And he overthrew those 
cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, 
and that which grew upon the ground. 

{19:26} But his wife looked back from behind him, and 
she became a pillar of salt. 

{19:27} And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the 
place where he stood before the LORD: {19:28} And he 
looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the 
land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the 
country went up as the smoke of a furnace. 

{19:29} And it came to pass, when God destroyed the 
cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent 
Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew 
the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 

{19:30} And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the 
mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to 
dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two 
daughters. {19:31} And the firstborn said unto the younger, 
Our father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to 
come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: {19:32} 
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie 
with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. {19:33} 
And they made their father drink wine that night: and the 
firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived 
not when she lay down, nor when she arose. { 19:34} And it 
came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the 
younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us 
make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] 
lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 
{19:35} And they made their father drink wine that night 
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perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 
{19:36} Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by 
their father. {19:37} And the firstborn bare a son, and called 
his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites 
unto this day. { 19:38} And the younger, she also bare a son, 
and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of 
the children of Ammon unto this day. 

{20:1} And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the 
south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and 
sojourned in Gerar. {20:2} And Abraham said of Sarah his 
wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, 
and took Sarah. {20:3} But God came to Abimelech in a 
dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a 
dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she [is] 
a man's wife. {20:4} But Abimelech had not come near her: 
and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? 
{20:5} Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she, 
even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the integrity of 
my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. 
{20:6} And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that 
thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also 
withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I 
thee not to touch her. {20:7} Now therefore restore the man 
[his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, 
and thou shalt live: and if thou restore [her] not, know thou 
that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are] thine. 
{20:8} Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and 
called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: 
and the men were sore afraid. {20:9} Then Abimelech 
called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done 
unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast 
brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast 
done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. {20:10} And 
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou 
hast done this thing? {20:11} And Abraham said, Because I 
thought, Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and 
they will slay me for my wife's sake. {20:12} And yet 
indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the daughter of my father, 
but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my 
wife. {20:13} And it came to pass, when God caused me to 
wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This 
[is] thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every 
place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my brother. 
{20:14} And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and 
menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto 
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. {20:15} And 
Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell 
where it pleaseth thee. {20:16} And unto Sarah he said, 
Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand [pieces] of 
silver: behold, he [is] to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all 
that [are] with thee, and with all [other:] thus she was 
reproved. 

{20:17} So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed 
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they 
bare [children. ]{20:18} For the LORD had fast closed up 
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah 
Abraham's wife. 

{21:1} And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and 
the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. {21:2} For 
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at 
the set time of which God had spoken to him. {21:3} And 
Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, 
whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. {21:4} And Abraham 
circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had 
commanded him. {21:5} And Abraham was an hundred 
years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 



{21:6} And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so 
that] all that hear will laugh with me. {21:7} And she said, 
Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should 
have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his 
old age. {21:8} And the child grew, and was weaned: and 
Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was 
weaned. 

{21:9} And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, 
which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. {21:10} 
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this 
bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman 
shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac. {21:11} 
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight 
because of his son. 

{21:12} And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be 
grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy 
bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken 
unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. {21:13} 
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, 
because he [is] thy seed. {21:14} And Abraham rose up 
early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, 
and gave [it] unto Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder, and 
the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and 
wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. {21:15} And the 
water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under 
one of the shrubs. {21:16} And she went, and sat her down 
over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for 
she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat 
over against [him,] and lift up her voice, and wept. {21:17} 
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God 
called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth 
thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the 
lad where he [is. ] {21: 18} Arise, lift up the lad, and hold 
him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 
{21:19} And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of 
water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and 
gave the lad drink. {21:20} And God was with the lad; and 
he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 
{21:21} And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his 
mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. 

{21:22} And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech 
and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto 
Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou doest: 
{21:23} Now therefore swear unto me here by God that 
thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor 
with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that I 
have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land 
wherein thou hast sojourned. {21:24} And Abraham said, I 
will swear. {21:25} And Abraham reproved Abimelech 
because of a well of water, which Abimelech' s servants had 
violently taken away. {21:26} And Abimelech said, I wot 
not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, 
neither yet heard I [of it,] but to day. {21:27} And Abraham 
took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and 
both of them made a covenant. {21:28} And Abraham set 
seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. {21:29} And 
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven 
ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? {21:30} And 
he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my 
hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged 
this well. {21:31} Wherefore he called that place Beer- 
sheba; because there they sware both of them. {21:32} Thus 
they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose 
up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they 
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{21:33} And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beer-sheba, 
and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting 
God. {21:34} And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' 
land many days. 

{22:1 } And it came to pass after these things, that God did 
tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, 
Behold, [here] I [am. ]{22:2} And he said, Take now thy 
son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee 
into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt 
offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 

{22:3} And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and 
saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, 
and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, 
and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told 
him. {22:4} Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his 
eyes, and saw the place afar off. {22:5} And Abraham said 
unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and 
the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you, 
{22:6} And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, 
and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his 
hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 
{22:7} And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, 
My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he said, 
Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a 
burnt offering? {22:8} And Abraham said, My son, God 
will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they 
went both of them together. {22:9} And they came to the 
place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an 
altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his 
son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. {22:10} And 
Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay 
his son. {22:11} And the angel of the LORD called unto 
him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he 
said, Here [am] I. {22:12} And he said, Lay not thine hand 
upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I 
know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld 
thy son, thine only [son] from me. {22:13} And Abraham 
lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind [him] a 
ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and 
took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the 
stead of his son. {22:14} And Abraham called the name of 
that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the 
mount of the LORD it shall be seen. 

{22:15} And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham 
out of heaven the second time, {22:16} And said, By myself 
have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done 
this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son: 
]{22:17} That in blessing I will bless thee, and in 
multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the 
heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and 
thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; {22:18} And 
in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 
because thou hast obeyed my voice. {22:19} So Abraham 
returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went 
together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 

{22:20} And it came to pass after these things, that it was 
told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born 
children unto thy brother Nahor; {22:21} Huz his firstborn, 
and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 
{22:22} And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, 
and Bethuel. {22:23} And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these 
eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. {22:24} 
And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she bare 
also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 



{23:1} And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty 
years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah. {23:2} 
And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same [is] Hebron in the 
land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and 
to weep for her. 

{23:3} And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and 
spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, {23:4} I [am] a 
stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a 
buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my 
sight. {23:5} And the children of Heth answered Abraham, 
saying unto him, {23:6} Hear us, my lord: thou [art] a 
mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres 
bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his 
sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. {23:7} And 
Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the 
land, [even] to the children of Heth. {23:8} And he 
communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I 
should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat 
for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, {23:9} That he may give 
me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which [is] in the 
end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall 
give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you. 
{23:10} And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and 
Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the 
children of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the gate of his 
city, saying, {23:11} Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I 
thee, and the cave that [is] therein, I give it thee; in the 
presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy 
dead. {23:12} And Abraham bowed down himself before 
the people of the land. {23:13} And he spake unto Ephron 
in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou 
[wilt give it,] I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money 
for the field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there. 
{23:14} And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 
{23:15} My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four 
hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me and 
thee? bury therefore thy dead. {23:16} And Abraham 
hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron 
the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons 
of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] 
with the merchant. 

{23:17} And the field of Ephron, which [was] in 
Machpelah, which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the 
cave which [was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the 
field, that [were] in all the borders round about, were made 
sure {23:18} Unto Abraham for a possession in the 
presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at 
the gate of his city. {23:19} And after this, Abraham buried 
Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before 
Mamre: the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan. 
{23:20} And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were 
made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace 
by the sons of Heth. 

{24:1} And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: 
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. {24:2} 
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that 
ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under 
my thigh: {24:3} And I will make thee swear by the LORD, 
the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt 
not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the 
Canaanites, among whom I dwell: {24:4} But thou shalt go 
unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto 
my son Isaac. {24:5} And the servant said unto him, 
Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me 
unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the 
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unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither 
again. 

{24:7} The LORD God of heaven, which took me from 
my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and 
which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto 
thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before 
thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 
{24:8} And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, 
then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not 
my son thither again. {24:9} And the servant put his hand 
under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him 
concerning that matter. 

{24:10} And the servant took ten camels of the camels of 
his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master 
[were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, 
unto the city of Nahor. {24:11} And he made his camels to 
kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of 
the evening, [even] the time that women go out to draw 
[water. ]{24:12} And he said, O LORD God of my master 
Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and 
shew kindness unto my master Abraham. {24:13} Behold, I 
stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the 
men of the city come out to draw water: {24:14} And let it 
come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down 
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, 
Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: [let the same 
be] she [that] thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and 
thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto 
my master. 

{24:15} And it came to pass, before he had done 
speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to 
Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's 
brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. {24:16} And 
the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither 
had any man known her: and she went down to the well, 
and filled her pitcher, and came up. {24:17} And the 
servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink 
a little water of thy pitcher. {24:18} And she said, Drink, 
my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her 
hand, and gave him drink. {24:19} And when she had done 
giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy 
camels also, until they have done drinking. {24:20} And she 
hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran 
again unto the well to draw [water,] and drew for all his 
camels. {24:21} And the man wondering at her held his 
peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey 
prosperous or not. {24:22} And it came to pass, as the 
camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden 
earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her 
hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold; {24:23} And said, 
Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there 
room [in] thy father's house for us to lodge in? {24:24} And 
she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the son of 
Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. {24:25} She said 
moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender 
enough, and room to lodge in. {24:26} And the man bowed 
down his head, and worshipped the LORD. {24:27} And he 
said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master Abraham, 
who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his 
truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house of 
my master's brethren. {24:28} And the damsel ran, and told 
[them of] her mother's house these things. 

{24:29} And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] 
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 
{24:30} And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and 



bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the 
words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man 
unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood 
by the camels at the well. {24:31} And he said, Come in, 
thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou 
without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the 
camels. 

{24:32} And the man came into the house: and he 
ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the 
camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that 
[were] with him. {24:33} And there was set [meat] before 
him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine 
errand. And he said, Speak on. {24:34} And he said, I [am] 
Abraham's servant. {24:35} And the LORD hath blessed 
my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath 
given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and 
menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. 
{24:36} And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my 
master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all 
that he hath. {24:37} And my master made me swear, 
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the 
daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: {24:38} 
But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my 
kindred, and take a wife unto my son. {24:39} And I said 
unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow 
me. {24:40} And he said unto me, The LORD, before 
whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy 
way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, 
and of my father's house: {24:41} Then shalt thou be clear 
from [this] my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and 
if they give not thee [one,] thou shalt be clear from my oath. 
{24:42} And I came this day unto the well, and said, O 
LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper 
my way which I go; {24:43} Behold, I stand by the well of 
water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin 
cometh forth to draw [water,] and I say to her, Give me, I 
pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; {24:44} And 
she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy 
camels: [let] the same [be] the woman whom the LORD 
hath appointed out for my master's son. {24:45} And before 
I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came 
forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down 
unto the well, and drew [water:] and I said unto her, Let me 
drink, I pray thee. {24:46} And she made haste, and let 
down her pitcher from her [shoulder,] and said, Drink, and I 
will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made 
the camels drink also. {24:47} And I asked her, and said, 
Whose daughter [art] thou? And she said, The daughter of 
Bethuel, Nahor' s son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I 
put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her 
hands. {24:48} And I bowed down my head, and 
worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my 
master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take 
my master's brother's daughter unto his son. {24:49} And 
now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: 
and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the 
left. {24:50} Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, 
The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak 
unto thee bad or good. {24:51} Behold, Rebekah [is] before 
thee, take [her,] and go, and let her be thy master's son's 
wife, as the LORD hath spoken. {24:52} And it came to 
pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he 
worshipped the LORD, [bowing himself] to the earth. 
{24:53} And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and 
jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he 
gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. 
{24:54} And they did eat and drink, he and the men that 
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the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 
{24:55} And her brother and her mother said, Let the 
damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten; after that 
she shall go. {24:56} And he said unto them, Hinder me 
not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me 
away that I may go to my master. {24:57} And they said, 
We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. {24:58} 
And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go 
with this man? And she said, I will go. {24:59} And they 
sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and 
Abraham's servant, and his men. {24:60} And they blessed 
Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou 
[the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed 
possess the gate of those which hate them. 

{24:61} And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they 
rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the 
servant took Rebekah, and went his way. {24:62} And Isaac 
came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the 
south country. {24:63} And Isaac went out to meditate in 
the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, 
and, behold, the camels [were] coming. {24:64} And 
Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she 
lighted off the camel. {24:65} For she [had] said unto the 
servant, What man [is] this that walketh in the field to meet 
us? And the servant [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore 
she took a vail, and covered herself. {24:66} And the 
servant told Isaac all things that he had done. {24:67} And 
Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took 
Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and 
Isaac was comforted after his mother's [death. 

] { 25 : 1 } Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name 
[was] Keturah. {25:2} And she bare him Zimran, and 
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 
{25:3} And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons 
of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 
{25:4} And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and 
Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these [were] the 
children of Keturah. 

{25:5} And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 
{25:6} But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham 
had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his 
son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. 
{25:7} And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's 
life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. 
{25:8} Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good 
old age, an old man, and full [of years;] and was gathered to 
his people. {25:9} And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried 
him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son 
of Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre; {25:10} The 
field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there 
was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 

{25:11} And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, 
that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well 
Lahai-roi. 

{25:12} Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael, 
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's 
handmaid, bare unto Abraham: {25:13} And these [are] the 
names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to 
their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and 
Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, {25:14} And Mishma, and 
Dumah, and Massa, {25:15} Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, 
Naphish, and Kedemah: {25:16} These [are] the sons of 
Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by 
their castles; twelve princes according to their nations. 



{25:17} And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, an 
hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the 
ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people. {25:18} 
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is] before 
Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: [and] he died in the 
presence of all his brethren. 

{25:19} And these [are] the generations of Isaac, 
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: {25:20} And Isaac 
was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the 
daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to 
Laban the Syrian. {25:21} And Isaac intreated the LORD 
for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was 
intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. {25:22} 
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, 
If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she went to enquire of 
the LORD. {25:23} And the LORD said unto her, Two 
nations [are] in thy womb, and two manner of people shall 
be separated from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be 
stronger than [the other] people; and the elder shall serve 
the younger. 

{25:24} And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, 
behold, [there were] twins in her womb. {25:25} And the 
first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they 
called his name Esau. {25:26} And after that came his 
brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his 
name was called Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old 
when she bare them. {25:27} And the boys grew: and Esau 
was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a 
plain man, dwelling in tents. {25:28} And Isaac loved Esau, 
because he did eat of [his] venison: but Rebekah loved 
Jacob. 

{25:29} And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the 
field, and he [was] faint: {25:30} And Esau said to Jacob, 
Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [pottage;] for I 
[am] faint: therefore was his name called Edom. {25:31} 
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. {25:32} 
And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die: and what 
profit shall this birthright do to me? {25:33} And Jacob 
said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he 
sold his birthright unto Jacob. {25:34} Then Jacob gave 
Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, 
and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised [his] 
birthright. 

{26:1 } And there was a famine in the land, beside the first 
famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went 
unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. {26:2} 
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down 
into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 
{26:3} Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will 
bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all 
these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware 
unto Abraham thy father; {26:4} And I will make thy seed 
to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy 
seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations 
of the earth be blessed; {26:5} Because that Abraham 
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, 
my statutes, and my laws. 

{26:6} And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: {26:7} And the men of 
the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, She [is] my 
sister: for he feared to say, [She is] my wife; lest, [said he,] 
the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because 
she [was] fair to look upon. {26:8} And it came to pass, 
when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of 
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behold, Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah his wife. {26:9} 
And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety 
she [is] thy wife: and how saidst thou, She [is] my sister? 
And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 
{26:10} And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done 
unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy 
wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 
{26:11} And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, 
He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to 
death. {26:12} Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received 
in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed 
him. {26:13} And the man waxed great, and went forward, 
and grew until he became very great: {26:14} For he had 
possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great 
store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. {26:15} 
For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in 
the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped 
them, and filled them with earth. {26:16} And Abimelech 
said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than 
we. 

{26:17} And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in 
the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. {26:18} And Isaac 
digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in 
the days of Abraham his father; for the philistines had 
stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called 
their names after the names by which his father had called 
them. {26:19} And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, 
and found there a well of springing water. {26:20} And the 
herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, 
The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well 
Esek; because they strove with him. {26:21} And they 
digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called 
the name of it Sitnah. {26:22} And he removed from 
thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove 
not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For 
now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be 
fruitful in the land. {26:23} And he went up from thence to 
Beer-sheba. {26:24} And the LORD appeared unto him the 
same night, and said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy father: 
fear not, for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and 
multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. {26:25} 
And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of 
the LORD and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's 
servants digged a well. 

{26:26} Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and 
Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain 
of his army. {26:27} And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore 
come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away 
from you? {26:28} And they said, We saw certainly that the 
LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath 
betwixt us, [even] betwixt us and thee, and let us make a 
covenant with thee; {26:29} That thou wilt do us no hurt, as 
we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee 
nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou 
[art] now the blessed of the LORD. {26:30} And he made 
them a feast, and they did eat and drink. {26:31} And they 
rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: 
and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in 
peace. {26:32} And it came to pass the same day, that 
Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well 
which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found 
water. {26:33} And he called it Shebah: therefore the name 
of the city [is] Beer-sheba unto this day. 

{26:34} And Esau was forty years old when he took to 
wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath 
the daughter of Elon the Hittite: {26:35} Which were a grief 



of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. 

{27:1} And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and 
his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau 
his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto 
him, Behold, [here am] I. {27:2} And he said, Behold now, 
I am old, I know not the day of my death: {27:3} Now 
therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy 
bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison; 
{27:4} And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and 
bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee 
before I die. {27:5} And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 
to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] 
venison, [and] to bring [it. 

]{27:6} And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, 
Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, 
saying, {27:7} Bring me venison, and make me savoury 
meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before 
my death. {27:8} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice 
according to that which I command thee. {27:9} Go now to 
the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the 
goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, 
such as he loveth: {27:10} And thou shalt bring [it] to thy 
father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his 
death. {27:11} And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, 
Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a 
smooth man: {27:12} My father peradventure will feel me, 
and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a 
curse upon me, and not a blessing. {27:13} And his mother 
said unto him, Upon me [be] thy curse, my son: only obey 
my voice, and go fetch me [them. ]{27:14} And he went, 
and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother: and his 
mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 
{27:15} And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son 
Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them 
upon Jacob her younger son: {27:16} And she put the skins 
of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the 
smooth of his neck: {27:17} And she gave the savoury meat 
and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her 
son Jacob. 

{27:18} And he came unto his father, and said, My father: 
and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my son? {27:19} 
And Jacob said unto his father, I [am] Esau thy firstborn; I 
have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, 
sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 
{27:20} And Isaac said unto his son, How [is it] that thou 
hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said, Because 
the LORD thy God brought [it] to me. {27:21} And Isaac 
said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel 
thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very son Esau or not. 
{27:22} And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he 
felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but the 
hands [are] the hands of Esau. {27:23} And he discerned 
him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's 
hands: so he blessed him. {27:24} And he said, [Art] thou 
my very son Esau? And he said, I [am. ]{27:25} And he 
said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat of my son's 
venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought [it] 
near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and 
he drank. {27:26} And his father Isaac said unto him, Come 
near now, and kiss me, my son. {27:27} And he came near, 
and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and 
blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son [is] as the 
smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: {27:28} 
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the 
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: {27:29} 
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lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down 
to thee: cursed [be] every one that curseth thee, and blessed 
[be] he that blesseth thee. 

{27:30} And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made 
an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out 
from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother 
came in from his hunting. {27:31} And he also had made 
savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto 
his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, 
that thy soul may bless me. {27:32} And Isaac his father 
said unto him, Who [art] thou? And he said, I [am] thy son, 
thy firstborn Esau. {27:33} And Isaac trembled very 
exceedingly, and said, Who? where [is] he that hath taken 
venison, and brought [it] me, and I have eaten of all before 
thou earnest, and have blessed him? yea, [and] he shall be 
blessed. {27:34} And when Esau heard the words of his 
father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and 
said unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father. 
{27:35} And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and 
hath taken away thy blessing. {27:36} And he said, Is not 
he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these 
two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he 
hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not 
reserved a blessing for me? {27:37} And Isaac answered 
and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and 
all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with 
corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do 
now unto thee, my son? {27:38} And Esau said unto his 
father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, 
[even] me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, 
and wept. {27:39} And Isaac his father answered and said 
unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the 
earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; {27:40} And 
by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and 
it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, 
that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. 

{27:41} And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing 
wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, 
The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I 
slay my brother Jacob. {27:42} And these words of Esau 
her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called 
Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy 
brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, 
[purposing] to kill thee. {27:43} Now therefore, my son, 
obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to 
Haran; {27:44} And tarry with him a few days, until thy 
brother's fury turn away; {27:45} Until thy brother's anger 
turn away from thee, and he forget [that] which thou hast 
done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: 
why should I be deprived also of you both in one day? 
{27:46} And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life 
because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the 
daughters of Heth, such as these [which are] of the 
daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? 

{28:1} And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and 
charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife 
of the daughters of Canaan. {28:2} Arise, go to Padan- 
aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take 
thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy 
mother's brother. {28:3} And God Almighty bless thee, and 
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a 
multitude of people; {28:4} And give thee the blessing of 
Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou 
mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which 
God gave unto Abraham. {28:5} And Isaac sent away 
Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of 



Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and 
Esau's mother. 

{28:6} When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and 
sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from 
thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, 
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of 
Canaan; {28:7} And that Jacob obeyed his father and his 
mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; {28:8} And Esau 
seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his 
father; {28:9} Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto 
the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael 
Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 

{28:10} And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went 
toward Haran. {28:11} And he lighted upon a certain place, 
and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he 
took of the stones of that place, and [put] them for his 
pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. {28:12} And he 
dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the 
top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God 
ascending and descending on it. {28:13} And, behold, the 
LORD stood above it, and said, I [am] the LORD God of 
Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon 
thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; {28:14} 
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt 
spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, 
and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the 
families of the earth be blessed. {28:15} And, behold, I 
[am] with thee, and will keep thee in all [places] whither 
thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will 
not leave thee, until I have done [that] which I have spoken 
to thee of. 

{28:16} And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, 
Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not. 
{28:17} And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is] this 
place! this is none other but the house of God, and this [is] 
the gate of heaven. {28:18} And Jacob rose up early in the 
morning, and took the stone that he had put [for] his 
pillows, and set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the 
top of it. {28:19} And he called the name of that place 
Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the 
first. {28:20} And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will 
be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will 
give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, {28:21 } So that 
I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the 
LORD be my God: {28:22} And this stone, which I have 
set [for] a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou 
shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. 

{29:1 } Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the 
land of the people of the east. {29:2} And he looked, and 
behold a well in the field, and, lo, there [were] three flocks 
of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the 
flocks: and a great stone [was] upon the well's mouth. 
{29:3} And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they 
rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the 
sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his 
place. {29:4} And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, 
whence [be] ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we. {29:5} 
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? 
And they said, We know [him. ]{29:6} And he said unto 
them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold, 
Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. {29:7} And he 
said, Lo, [it is] yet high day, neither [is it] time that the 
cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and 
go [and] feed [them. ]{29:8} And they said, We cannot, 
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the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. 

{29:9} And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came 
with her father's sheep: for she kept them. {29:10} And it 
came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban 
his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's 
brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the 
well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's 
brother. {29:11} And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his 
voice, and wept. {29:12} And Jacob told Rachel that he 
[was] her father's brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son: 
and she ran and told her father. {29:13} And it came to 
pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, 
that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, 
and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these 
things. {29:14} And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art] 
my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of 
a month. 

{29:15} And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art] 
my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? 
tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be? ]{29:16} And Laban 
had two daughters: the name of the elder [was] Leah, and 
the name of the younger [was] Rachel. {29:17} Leah [was] 
tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. 
{29:18} And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee 
seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. {29:19} And 
Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to thee, than that I 
should give her to another man: abide with me. {29:20} 
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed 
unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her. 

{29:21} And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife, 
for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. {29:22} 
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and 
made a feast. {29:23} And it came to pass in the evening, 
that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and 
he went in unto her. {29:24} And Laban gave unto his 
daughter Leah Zilpah his maid [for] an handmaid. {29:25} 
And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it [was] 
Leah: and he said to Laban, What [is] this thou hast done 
unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore 
then hast thou beguiled me? {29:26} And Laban said, It 
must not be so done in our country, to give the younger 
before the firstborn. {29:27} Fulfil her week, and we will 
give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve 
with me yet seven other years. {29:28} And Jacob did so, 
and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter 
to wife also. {29:29} And Laban gave to Rachel his 
daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. {29:30} And 
he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more 
than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years. 

{29:31} And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, 
he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren. {29:32} And 
Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name 
Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon 
my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. 
{29:33} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, 
Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] hated, he hath 
therefore given me this [son] also: and she called his name 
Simeon. {29:34} And she conceived again, and bare a son; 
and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, 
because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name 
called Levi. {29:35} And she conceived again, and bare a 
son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore 
she called his name Judah; and left bearing. 

{ 30: 1 } And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no 



children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give 
me children, or else I die. {30:2} And Jacob's anger was 
kindled against Rachel: and he said, [Am] I in God's stead, 
who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? {30:3} 
And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and 
she shall bear upon my knees that I may also have children 
by her. {30:4} And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to 
wife: and Jacob went in unto her. {30:5} And Bilhah 
conceived, and bare Jacob a son. {30:6} And Rachel said, 
God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and 
hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. 
{30:7} And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and 
bare Jacob a second son. {30:8} And Rachel said, With 
great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have 
prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. {30:9} When 
Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her 
maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. {30:10} And Zilpah 
Leah's maid bare Jacob a son. {30:11} And Leah said, A 
troop cometh: and she called his name Gad. {30:12} And 
Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son. {30:13} And 
Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me 
blessed: and she called his name Asher. 

{30:14} And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, 
and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his 
mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray 
thee, of thy son's mandrakes. {30:15} And she said unto 
her, [Is it] a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? 
and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? 
And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night 
for thy son's mandrakes. {30:16} And Jacob came out of 
the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and 
said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired 
thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that 
night. {30:17} And God hearkened unto Leah, and she 
conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. {30:18} And Leah 
said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my 
maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar. 
{30:19} And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the 
sixth son. {30:20} And Leah said, God hath endued me 
[with] a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, 
because I have born him six sons: and she called his name 
Zebulun. {30:21} And afterwards she bare a daughter, and 
called her name Dinah. 

{30:22} And God remembered Rachel, and God 
hearkened to her, and opened her womb. {30:23} And she 
conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away 
my reproach: {30:24} And she called his name Joseph; and 
said, The LORD shall add to me another son. 

{30:25} And it came to pass, when Rachel had born 
Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I 
may go unto mine own place, and to my country. {30:26} 
Give [me] my wives and my children, for whom I have 
served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service 
which I have done thee. {30:27} And Laban said unto him, 
I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I 
have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me 
for thy sake. {30:28} And he said, Appoint me thy wages, 
and I will give [it. ]{ 30:29} And he said unto him, Thou 
knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was 
with me. {30:30} For [it was] little which thou hadst before 
I [came,] and it is [now] increased unto a multitude; and the 
LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when 
shall I provide for mine own house also? {30:31} And he 
said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not 
give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will 
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all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled 
and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, 
and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and [of such] 
shall be my hire. {30:33} So shall my righteousness answer 
for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire 
before thy face: every one that [is] not speckled and spotted 
among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be 
counted stolen with me. {30:34} And Laban said, Behold, I 
would it might be according to thy word. {30:35} And he 
removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and 
spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and 
spotted, [and] every one that had [some] white in it, and all 
the brown among the sheep, and gave [them] into the hand 
of his sons. {30:36} And he set three days journey betwixt 
himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban' s flocks. 

{30:37} And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of 
the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, 
and made the white appear which [was] in the rods. {30:38} 
And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in 
the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to 
drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. 
{30:39} And the flocks conceived before the rods, and 
brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 
{30:40} And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces 
of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the 
flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, 
and put them not unto Laban' s cattle. {30:41} And it came 
to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that 
Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the 
gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. {30:42} 
But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not in: so the 
feebler were Laban' s, and the stronger Jacob's. {30:43} 
And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, 
and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. 

{31:1} And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, 
Jacob hath taken away all that [was] our father's; and of 
[that] which [was] our father's hath he gotten all this glory. 
{31:2} And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, 
behold, it [was] not toward him as before. {31:3} And the 
LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, 
and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. {31:4} And 
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his 
flock, {31:5} And said unto them, I see your father's 
countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but the 
God of my father hath been with me. {31:6} And ye know 
that with all my power I have served your father. {31:7} 
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages 
ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. {31:8} If he 
said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the 
cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked 
shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. {31:9} 
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and 
given [them] to me. {31:10} And it came to pass at the time 
that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw 
in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the 
cattle [were] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. {31:11} 
And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, [saying,] 
Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I. {31:12} And he said, Lift up 
now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the 
cattle [are] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have 
seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. {31:13} I [am] the God 
of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, [and] where thou 
vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this 
land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. {31:14} And 
Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, [Is there] yet 
any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house? 
{31:15} Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath 



sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. {31:16} 
For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that 
[is] ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God 
hath said unto thee, do. 

{31:17} Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his 
wives upon camels; {31:18} And he carried away all his 
cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of 
his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to 
Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. {31:19} And Laban 
went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images 
that [were] her father's. {31:20} And Jacob stole away 
unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he 
fled. {31:21 } So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, 
and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the 
mount Gilead. {31:22} And it was told Laban on the third 
day that Jacob was fled. {31:23} And he took his brethren 
with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and 
they overtook him in the mount Gilead. {31:24} And God 
came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto 
him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or 
bad. 

{31:25} Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had 
pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren 
pitched in the mount of Gilead. {31:26} And Laban said to 
Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away 
unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives 
[taken] with the sword? {31:27} Wherefore didst thou flee 
away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell 
me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with 
songs, with tabret, and with harp? {31:28} And hast not 
suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast 
now done foolishly in so doing. {31:29} It is in the power 
of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake 
unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak 
not to Jacob either good or bad. {31:30} And now, [though] 
thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst 
after thy father's house, [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my 
gods? {31:31} And Jacob answered and said to Laban, 
Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest 
take by force thy daughters from me. {31:32} With 
whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before 
our brethren discern thou what [is] thine with me, and take 
[it] to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them. 
{31:33} And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's 
tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found 
[them] not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered 
into Rachel's tent. {31:34} Now Rachel had taken the 
images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon 
them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found [them] 
not. {31:35} And she said to her father, Let it not displease 
my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of 
women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the 
images. 

{31:36} And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and 
Jacob answered and said to Laban, What [is] my trespass? 
what [is] my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? 
{31:37} Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast 
thou found of all thy household stuff? set [it] here before 
my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt 
us both. {31:38} This twenty years [have] I [been] with 
thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, 
and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. {31:39} That 
which was torn [of beasts] I brought not unto thee; I bare 
the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, [whether] 
stolen by day, or stolen by night. {31:40} [Thus] I was; in 
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and my sleep departed from mine eyes. {31:41 } Thus have I 
been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years 
for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou 
hast changed my wages ten times. {31:42} Except the God 
of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, 
had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now 
empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my 
hands, and rebuked [thee] yesternight. 

{31:43} And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, 
[These] daughters [are] my daughters, and [these] children 
[are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle, and all 
that thou seest [is] mine: and what can I do this day unto 
these my daughters, or unto their children which they have 
born? {31:44} Now therefore come thou, let us make a 
covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me 
and thee. {31:45} And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] 
a pillar. {31:46} And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather 
stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they 
did eat there upon the heap. {31:47} And Laban called it 
Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. {31:48} And 
Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between me and thee 
this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; 
{31:49} And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch 
between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. 
{31:50} If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt 
take [other] wives beside my daughters, no man [is] with us; 
see, God [is] witness betwixt me and thee. {31:51} And 
Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold [this] 
pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; {31:52} This 
heap [be] witness, and [this] pillar [be] witness, that I will 
not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass 
over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. {31:53} 
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of 
their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear 
of his father Isaac. {31:54} Then Jacob offered sacrifice 
upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and 
they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount. 
{31:55} And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed 
his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban 
departed, and returned unto his place. 

{32:1} And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God 
met him. {32:2} And when Jacob saw them, he said, This 
[is] God's host: and he called the name of that place 
Mahanaim. {32:3} And Jacob sent messengers before him 
to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of 
Edom. {32:4} And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall 
ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I 
have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: 
{32:5} And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and 
menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my 
lord, that I may find grace in thy sight. 

{32:6} And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We 
came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, 
and four hundred men with him. {32:7} Then Jacob was 
greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that 
[was] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, 
into two bands; {32:8} And said, If Esau come to the one 
company, and smite it, then the other company which is left 
shall escape. 

{32:9} And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and 
God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, 
Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal 
well with thee: {32:10} I am not worthy of the least of all 
the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed 
unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; 



and now I am become two bands. {32:11} Deliver me, I 
pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of 
Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, [and] 
the mother with the children. {32:12} And thou saidst, I 
will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of 
the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude. {32:13} 
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which 
came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; {32:14} 
Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred 
ewes, and twenty rams, {32:15} Thirty milch camels with 
their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and 
ten foals. {32:16} And he delivered [them] into the hand of 
his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his 
servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt 
drove and drove. {32:17} And he commanded the foremost, 
saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh 
thee, saying, Whose [art] thou? and whither goest thou? and 
whose [are] these before thee? {32:18} Then thou shalt say, 
[They be] thy servant Jacob's; it [is] a present sent unto my 
lord Esau: and, behold, also he [is] behind us. {32:19} And 
so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that 
followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak 
unto Esau, when ye find him. {32:20} And say ye 
moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob [is] behind us. For he 
said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before 
me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will 
accept of me. {32:21 } So went the present over before him: 
and himself lodged that night in the company. {32:22} And 
he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two 
womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the 
ford Jabbok. {32:23} And he took them, and sent them over 
the brook, and sent over that he had. 

{32:24} And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a 
man with him until the breaking of the day. {32:25} And 
when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched 
the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was 
out of joint, as he wrestled with him. {32:26} And he said, 
Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let 
thee go, except thou bless me. {32:27} And he said unto 
him, What [is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. {32:28} And 
he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: 
for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and 
hast prevailed. {32:29} And Jacob asked [him,] and said, 
Tell [me,] I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore 
[is] it [that] thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed 
him there. {32:30} And Jacob called the name of the place 
Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is 
preserved. {32:31} And as he passed over Penuel the sun 
rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. {32:32} 
Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the sinew which 
shrank, which [is] upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this 
day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the 
sinew that shrank. 

{33:1} And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, 
behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he 
divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto 
the two handmaids. {33:2} And he put the handmaids and 
their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and 
Rachel and Joseph hindermost. {33:3} And he passed over 
before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, 
until he came near to his brother. {33:4} And Esau ran to 
meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and 
kissed him: and they wept. {33:5} And he lifted up his eyes, 
and saw the women and the children; and said, Who [are] 
those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath 
graciously given thy servant. {33:6} Then the handmaidens 
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themselves. {33:7} And Leah also with her children came 
near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near 
and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. {33:8} And he 
said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I met? 
And he said, [These are] to find grace in the sight of my 
lord. {33:9} And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; 
keep that thou hast unto thyself. {33:10} And Jacob said, 
Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then 
receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy 
face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast 
pleased with me. {33:11} Take, I pray thee, my blessing 
that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously 
with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and 
he took [it. ]{33:12} And he said, Let us take our journey, 
and let us go, and I will go before thee. {33:13} And he said 
unto him, My lord knoweth that the children [are] tender, 
and the flocks and herds with young [are] with me: and if 
men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 
{33:14} Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his 
servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that 
goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I 
come unto my lord unto Seir. {33:15} And Esau said, Let 
me now leave with thee [some] of the folk that [are] with 
me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the 
sight of my lord. 

{33:16} So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 
{33:17} And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an 
house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of 
the place is called Succoth. 

{33:18} And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, 
which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan- 
aram; and pitched his tent before the city. {33:19} And he 
bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at 
the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem' s father, for an 
hundred pieces of money. {33:20} And he erected there an 
altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. 

{ 34: 1 } And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare 
unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. {34:2} 
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of 
the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and 
defiled her. {34:3} And his soul clave unto Dinah the 
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake 
kindly unto the damsel. {34:4} And Shechem spake unto 
his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 
{34:5} And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his 
daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and 
Jacob held his peace until they were come. 

{34:6} And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto 
Jacob to commune with him. {34:7} And the sons of Jacob 
came out of the field when they heard [it:] and the men were 
grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought 
folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing 
ought not to be done. {34:8} And Hamor communed with 
them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your 
daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. {34:9} And make 
ye marriages with us, [and] give your daughters unto us, and 
take our daughters unto you. {34:10} And ye shall dwell 
with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye 
therein, and get you possessions therein. {34:11} And 
Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me 
find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will 
give. {34:12} Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I 
will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the 
damsel to wife. {34:13} And the sons of Jacob answered 
Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, 



because he had defiled Dinah their sister: {34:14} And they 
said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to 
one that is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach unto 
us: {34:15} But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will 
be as we [be,] that every male of you be circumcised; 
{34:16} Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we 
will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, 
and we will become one people. {34:17} But if ye will not 
hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our 
daughter, and we will be gone. {34:18} And their words 
pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. {34:19} And 
the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had 
delight in Jacob's daughter: and he [was] more honourable 
than all the house of his father. 

{34:20} And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the 
gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, 
saying, {34:21} These men [are] peaceable with us; 
therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for 
the land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us take 
their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our 
daughters. {34:22} Only herein will the men consent unto 
us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male 
among us be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised. 
{34:23} [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and 
every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto 
them, and they will dwell with us. {34:24} And unto Hamor 
and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the 
gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that 
went out of the gate of his city. 

{34:25} And it came to pass on the third day, when they 
were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, 
Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon 
the city boldly, and slew all the males. {34:26} And they 
slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the 
sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem' s house, and went 
out. {34:27} The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and 
spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 
{34:28} They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their 
asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was] 
in the field, {34:29} And all their wealth, and all their little 
ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all 
that [was] in the house. {34:30} And Jacob said to Simeon 
and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among 
the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the 
Perizzites: and I [being] few in number, they shall gather 
themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be 
destroyed, I and my house. {34:31} And they said, Should 
he deal with our sister as with an harlot? 

{35:1} And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, 
and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that 
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of 
Esau thy brother. {35:2} Then Jacob said unto his 
household, and to all that [were] with him, Put away the 
strange gods that [are] among you, and be clean, and change 
your garments: {35:3} And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; 
and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me 
in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which 
I went. {35:4} And they gave unto Jacob all the strange 
gods which [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings 
which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the 
oak which [was] by Shechem. {35:5} And they journeyed: 
and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] round 
about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 

{35:6} So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of 
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with him. {35:7} And he built there an altar, and called the 
place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, 
when he fled from the face of his brother. {35:8} But 
Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath 
Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allon- 
bachuth. 

{35:9} And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he 
came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. {35:10} And 
God said unto him, Thy name [is] Jacob: thy name shall not 
be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and 
he called his name Israel. {35:11} And God said unto him, I 
[am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a 
company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come 
out of thy loins; {35:12} And the land which I gave 
Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed 
after thee will I give the land. {35:13} And God went up 
from him in the place where he talked with him. {35:14} 
And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with 
him, [even] a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering 
thereon, and he poured oil thereon. {35:15} And Jacob 
called the name of the place where God spake with him, 
Bethel. 

{35:16} And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was 
but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, 
and she had hard labour. {35:17} And it came to pass, when 
she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear 
not; thou shalt have this son also. {35:18} And it came to 
pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she 
called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him 
Benjamin. {35:19} And Rachel died, and was buried in the 
way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem. {35:20} And Jacob 
set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel's 
grave unto this day. 

{35:21} And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond 
the tower of Edar. {35:22} And it came to pass, when Israel 
dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his 
father's concubine: and Israel heard [it.] Now the sons of 
Jacob were twelve: {35:23} The sons of Leah; Reuben, 
Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and 
Issachar, and Zebulun: {35:24} The sons of Rachel; Joseph, 
and Benjamin: {35:25} And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's 
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: {35:26} And the sons of 
Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these [are] the 
sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram. 

{35:27} And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto 
Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where 
Abraham and Isaac sojourned. {35:28} And the days of 
Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. {35:29} And 
Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his 
people, [being] old and full of days: and his sons Esau and 
Jacob buried him. 

{36:1} Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is] 
Edom. {36:2} Esau took his wives of the daughters of 
Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and 
Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon 
the Hivite; {36:3} And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, 
sister of Nebajoth. {36:4} And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; 
and Bashemath bare Reuel; {36:5} And Aholibamah bare 
Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these [are] the sons of Esau, 
which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. {36:6} 
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, 
and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his 
beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of 
Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his 



brother Jacob. {36:7} For their riches were more than that 
they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were 
strangers could not bear them because of their cattle. {36:8} 
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom. 

{36:9} And these [are] the generations of Esau the father 
of the Edomites in mount Seir: {36:10} These [are] the 
names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of 
Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. { 36: 1 1 } 
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and 
Gatam, and Kenaz. {36:12} And Timna was concubine to 
Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these 
[were] the sons of Adah Esau's wife. {36:13} And these 
[are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and 
Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. 

{36:14} And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the 
daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and 
she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 

{36:15} These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons 
of Eliphaz the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman, duke 
Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, {36:16} Duke Korah, duke 
Gatam, [and] duke Amalek: these [are] the dukes [that 
came] of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these [were] the sons 
of Adah. 

{36:17} And these [are] the sons of Reuel Esau's son; 
duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: 
these [are] the dukes [that came] of Reuel in the land of 
Edom; these [are] the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. 

{36:18} And these [are] the sons of Aholibamah Esau's 
wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these [were] 
the dukes [that came] of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, 
Esau's wife. {36:19} These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] 
Edom, and these [are] their dukes. 

{36:20} These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who 
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and 
Anah, {36:21} And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these 
[are] the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the 
land of Edom. {36:22} And the children of Lotan were Hori 
and Hemam; and Lotan' s sister [was] Timna. {36:23} And 
the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan, and Manahath, 
and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. {36:24} And these [are] the 
children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this [was that] 
Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the 
asses of Zibeon his father. {36:25} And the children of 
Anah [were] these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of 
Anah. {36:26} And these [are] the children of Dishon; 
Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. {36:27} The 
children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 
{36:28} The children of Dishan [are] these: Uz, and Aran. 
{36:29} These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites; 
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, {36:30} 
Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are] the dukes 
[that came] of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir. 

{36:31} And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land 
of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of 
Israel. {36:32} And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: 
and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah. {36:33} And Bela 
died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his 
stead. {36:34} And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of 
Temani reigned in his stead. {36:35} And Husham died, 
and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field 
of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city 
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Masrekah reigned in his stead. {36:37} And Samlah died, 
and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned in his stead. 
{36:38} And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor 
reigned in his stead. {36:39} And Baal-hanan the son of 
Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name 
of his city [was] Pau; and his wife's name [was] Mehetabel, 
the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. {36:40} 
And these [are] the names of the dukes [that came] of Esau, 
according to their families, after their places, by their 
names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, {36:41} 
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, {36:42} Duke 
Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, {36:43} Duke Magdiel, 
duke Iram: these [be] the dukes of Edom, according to their 
habitations in the land of their possession: he [is] Esau the 
father of the Edomites. 

{37:1 } And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was 
a stranger, in the land of Canaan. {37:2} These [are] the 
generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, 
was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad [was] 
with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his 
father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil 
report. {37:3} Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his 
children, because he [was] the son of his old age: and he 
made him a coat of [many] colours. {37:4} And when his 
brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his 
brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably 
unto him. 

{37:5} And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his 
brethren: and they hated him yet the more. {37:6} And he 
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have 
dreamed: {37:7} For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in 
the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; 
and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made 
obeisance to my sheaf. {37:8} And his brethren said to him, 
Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have 
dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his 
dreams, and for his words. 

{37:9} And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his 
brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; 
and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars 
made obeisance to me. {37:10} And he told [it] to his 
father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and 
said unto him, What [is] this dream that thou hast dreamed? 
Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow 
down ourselves to thee to the earth? {37:11} And his 
brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. 

{37:12} And his brethren went to feed their father's flock 
in Shechem. {37:13} And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not 
thy brethren feed [the flock] in Shechem? come, and I will 
send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here [am] I. 
{37:14} And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it 
be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and 
bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of 
Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 

{37:15} And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he 
was] wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, 
What seekest thou? {37:16} And he said, I seek my 
brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed [their flocks. 
]{37:17} And the man said, They are departed hence; for I 
heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after 
his brethren, and found them in Dothan. {37:18} And when 
they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, 
they conspired against him to slay him. {37:19} And they 
said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. {37:20} 



Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into 
some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured 
him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 
{37:21} And Reuben heard [it,] and he delivered him out of 
their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. {37:22} And 
Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, [but] cast him into 
this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; 
that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to 
his father again. 

{37:23} And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto 
his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, [his] coat 
of [many] colours that [was] on him; {37:24} And they took 
him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there 
was] no water in it. {37:25} And they sat down to eat bread: 
and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a 
company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels 
bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry [it] 
down to Egypt. {37:26} And Judah said unto his brethren, 
What profit [is it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his 
blood? {37:27} Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, 
and let not our hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother 
[and] our flesh. And his brethren were content. {37:28} 
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they 
drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to 
the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of silver: and they 
brought Joseph into Egypt. 

{37:29} And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, 
Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. {37:30} 
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child [is] 
not; and I, whither shall I go? {37:31} And they took 
Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the 
coat in the blood; {37:32} And they sent the coat of [many] 
colours, and they brought [it] to their father; and said, This 
have we found: know now whether it [be] thy son's coat or 
no. {37:33} And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat; 
an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt 
rent in pieces. {37:34} And Jacob rent his clothes, and put 
sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many 
days. {37:35} And all his sons and all his daughters rose up 
to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, 
For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. 
Thus his father wept for him. {37:36} And the Midianites 
sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, 
[and] captain of the guard. 

{38:1} And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went 
down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain 
Adullamite, whose name [was] Hirah. {38:2} And Judah 
saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name 
[was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. {38:3} 
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name 
Er. {38:4} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and 
she called his name Onan. {38:5} And she yet again 
conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and 
he was at Chezib, when she bare him. {38:6} And Judah 
took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name [was] Tamar. 
{38:7} And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of 
the LORD; and the LORD slew him. {38:8} And Judah said 
unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, 
and raise up seed to thy brother. {38:9} And Onan knew 
that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he 
went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled [it] on the 
ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. {38:10} 
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: 
wherefore he slew him also. {38:11} Then said Judah to 
Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's 
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peradventure he die also, as his brethren [did.] And Tamar 
went and dwelt in her father's house. 

{38:12} And in process of time the daughter of Shuah 
Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up 
unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah 
the Adullamite. {38:13} And it was told Tamar, saying, 
Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his 
sheep. {38:14} And she put her widow's garments off from 
her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and 
sat in an open place, which [is] by the way to Timnath; for 
she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto 
him to wife. {38:15} When Judah saw her, he thought her 
[to be] an harlot; because she had covered her face. {38:16} 
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray 
thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she 
[was] his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou 
give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? {38:17} And 
he said, I will send [thee] a kid from the flock. And she said, 
Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, till thou send [it? ]{38:18} 
And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, 
Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that [is] in thine 
hand. And he gave [it] her, and came in unto her, and she 
conceived by him. {38:19} And she arose, and went away, 
and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her 
widowhood. {38:20} And Judah sent the kid by the hand of 
his friend the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the 
woman's hand: but he found her not. {38:21} Then he 
asked the men of that place, saying, Where [is] the harlot, 
that [was] openly by the way side? And they said, There 
was no harlot in this [place. ]{ 38:22} And he returned to 
Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the 
place said, [that] there was no harlot in this [place. ]{ 38:23} 
And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we be shamed: 
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her. 

{38:24} And it came to pass about three months after, that 
it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath 
played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with child by 
whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be 
burnt. {38:25} When she [was] brought forth, she sent to 
her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these [are, am] 
I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose [are] 
these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. {38:26} And 
Judah acknowledged [them,] and said, She hath been more 
righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my 
son. And he knew her again no more. 

{38:27} And it came to pass in the time of her travail, 
that, behold, twins [were] in her womb. {38:28} And it 
came to pass, when she travailed, that [the one] put out [his] 
hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a 
scarlet thread, saying, This came out first, {38:29} And it 
came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his 
brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? 
[this] breach [be] upon thee: therefore his name was called 
Pharez. {38:30} And afterward came out his brother, that 
had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was 
called Zarah. 

{39:1} And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and 
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an 
Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which 
had brought him down thither. {39:2} And the LORD was 
with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in 
the house of his master the Egyptian. {39:3} And his master 
saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD 
made all [that] he did to prosper in his hand. {39:4} And 
Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he 



made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put 
into his hand. {39:5} And it came to pass from the time 
[that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all 
that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for 
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all 
that he had in the house, and in the field. {39:6} And he left 
all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he 
had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was [a] 
goodly [person,] and well favoured. 

{39:7} And it came to pass after these things, that his 
master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie 
with me. {39:8} But he refused, and said unto his master's 
wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what [is] with me in 
the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my 
hand; {39:9} [There is] none greater in this house than I; 
neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, 
because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this great 
wickedness, and sin against God? {39:10} And it came to 
pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened 
not unto her, to lie by her, [or] to be with her. {39:11} And 
it came to pass about this time, that [Joseph] went into the 
house to do his business; and [there was] none of the men of 
the house there within. {39:12} And she caught him by his 
garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her 
hand, and fled, and got him out. {39:13} And it came to 
pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, 
and was fled forth, {39:14} That she called unto the men of 
her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath 
brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto 
me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: {39:15} 
And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice 
and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got 
him out. {39:16} And she laid up his garment by her, until 
his lord came home. {39:17} And she spake unto him 
according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, 
which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock 
me: {39:18} And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice 
and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. 
{39:19} And it came to pass, when his master heard the 
words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After 
this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was 
kindled. {39:20} And Joseph's master took him, and put 
him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners 
[were] bound: and he was there in the prison. 

{39:21} But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him 
mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the 
prison. {39:22} And the keeper of the prison committed to 
Joseph's hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and 
whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it. ]{ 39:23} 
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] 
under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and [that] 
which he did, the LORD made [it] to prosper. 

{40:1} And it came to pass after these things, [that] the 
butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had offended 
their lord the king of Egypt. {40:2} And Pharaoh was wroth 
against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers, 
and against the chief of the bakers. {40:3} And he put them 
in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the 
prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. {40:4} And the 
captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he 
served them: and they continued a season in ward. 

{40:5} And they dreamed a dream both of them, each 
man his dream in one night, each man according to the 
interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the 
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And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked 
upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad. {40:7} And he 
asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with him in the ward of 
his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye [so] sadly to 
day? {40:8} And they said unto him, We have dreamed a 
dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said 
unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God? tell me 
[them,] I pray you. {40:9} And the chief butler told his 
dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a 
vine [was] before me; {40:10} And in the vine [were] three 
branches: and it [was] as though it budded, [and] her 
blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth 
ripe grapes: {40:11} And Pharaoh's cup [was] in my hand: 
and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, 
and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. {40:12} And 
Joseph said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The 
three branches [are] three days: {40:13} Yet within three 
days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto 
thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his 
hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. 
{40:14} But think on me when it shall be well with thee, 
and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention 
of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 
{40:15} For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the 
Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should 
put me into the dungeon. {40:16} When the chief baker saw 
that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also 
[was] in my dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets 
on my head: {40:17} And in the uppermost basket [there 
was] of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds 
did eat them out of the basket upon my head. {40:18} And 
Joseph answered and said, This [is] the interpretation 
thereof: The three baskets [are] three days: {40:19} Yet 
within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off 
thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat 
thy flesh from off thee. 

{40:20} And it came to pass the third day, [which was] 
Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his 
servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of 
the chief baker among his servants. {40:21} And he 
restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he 
gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: {40:22} But he hanged 
the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. {40:23} 
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat 
him. 

{41:1} And it came to pass at the end of two full years, 
that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. 
{41:2} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven 
well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a 
meadow. {41:3} And, behold, seven other kine came up 
after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and 
stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river. {41:4} 
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the 
seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. {41:5} 
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, 
seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. 
{41:6} And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the 
east wind sprung up after them. {41:7} And the seven thin 
ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh 
awoke, and, behold, [it was] a dream. {41:8} And it came to 
pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent 
and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise 
men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there 
was] none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. 

{41:9} Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I 
do remember my faults this day: {41:10} Pharaoh was 



wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain 
of the guard's house, both [me] and the chief baker: {41:11} 
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we 
dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his 
dream. {41:12} And [there was] there with us a young man, 
an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told 
him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man 
according to his dream he did interpret. {41:13} And it 
came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he 
restored unto mine office, and him he hanged. 

{41:14} Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they 
brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved 
[himself,] and changed his raiment, and came in unto 
Pharaoh. {41:15} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have 
dreamed a dream, and [there is] none that can interpret it: 
and I have heard say of thee, [that] thou canst understand a 
dream to interpret it. {41:16} And Joseph answered 
Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an 
answer of peace. {41:17} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In 
my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 
{41:18} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven 
kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a 
meadow: {41:19} And, behold, seven other kine came up 
after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such 
as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: {41:20} 
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first 
seven fat kine: {41:21} And when they had eaten them up, 
it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they 
[were] still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 
{41:22} And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears 
came up in one stalk, full and good: {41:23} And, behold, 
seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind, 
sprung up after them: {41:24} And the thin ears devoured 
the seven good ears: and I told [this] unto the magicians; but 
[there was] none that could declare [it] to me. 

{41:25} And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of 
Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] 
about to do. {41:26} The seven good kine [are] seven years; 
and the seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] 
one. {41:27} And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that 
came up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty 
ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of 
famine. {41:28} This [is] the thing which I have spoken 
unto Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto 
Pharaoh. {41:29} Behold, there come seven years of great 
plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: {41:30} And there 
shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the 
plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the 
famine shall consume the land; {41:31} And the plenty 
shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine 
following; for it [shall be] very grievous. {41:32} And for 
that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; [it is] 
because the thing [is] established by God, and God will 
shortly bring it to pass. {41:33} Now therefore let Pharaoh 
look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land 
of Egypt. {41:34} Let Pharaoh do [this,] and let him appoint 
officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land 
of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. {41:35} And let them 
gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up 
corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in 
the cities. {41:36} And that food shall be for store to the 
land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the 
land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. 

{41:37} And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, 
and in the eyes of all his servants. {41:38} And Pharaoh 
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a man in whom the Spirit of God is? {41:39} And Pharaoh 
said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all 
this, [there is] none so discreet and wise as thou [art: 
] {4 1:40} Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto 
thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne 
will I be greater than thou. {41:41} And Pharaoh said unto 
Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 
{41:42} And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and 
put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of 
fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; {41:43} And 
he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and 
they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him 
[ruler] over all the land of Egypt. {41:44} And Pharaoh said 
unto Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man 
lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. {41:45} And 
Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he 
gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti- pherah priest 
of On. And Joseph went out over [all] the land of Egypt. 

{41:46} And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood 
before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from 
the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of 
Egypt. {41:47} And in the seven plenteous years the earth 
brought forth by handfuls. {41:48} And he gathered up all 
the food of the seven years, which were in the land of 
Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the 
field, which [was] round about every city, laid he up in the 
same. {41:49} And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the 
sea, very much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without 
number. {41:50} And unto Joseph were born two sons 
before the years of famine came, which Asenath the 
daughter of Poti- pherah priest of On bare unto him. 
{41:51} And Joseph called the name of the firstborn 
Manasseh: For God, [said he,] hath made me forget all my 
toil, and all my father's house. {41:52} And the name of the 
second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be 
fruitful in the land of my affliction. 

{41:53} And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in 
the land of Egypt, were ended. {41:54} And the seven years 
of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and 
the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there 
was bread. {41:55} And when all the land of Egypt was 
famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and 
Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what 
he saith to you, do. {41:56} And the famine was over all the 
face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and 
sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the 
land of Egypt. {41:57} And all countries came into Egypt to 
Joseph for to buy [corn;] because that the famine was so 
sore in all lands. 

{42:1 } Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, 
Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? 
{42:2} And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn 
in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; 
that we may live, and not die. 

{42:3} And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn 
in Egypt. {42:4} But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent 
not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure 
mischief befall him. {42:5} And the sons of Israel came to 
buy [corn] among those that came: for the famine was in the 
land of Canaan. {42:6} And Joseph [was] the governor over 
the land, [and] he [it was] that sold to all the people of the 
land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down 
themselves before him [with] their faces to the earth. {42:7} 
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made 
himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; 



and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, 
From the land of Canaan to buy food. {42:8} And Joseph 
knew his brethren, but they knew not him. {42:9} And 
Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, 
and said unto them, Ye [are] spies; to see the nakedness of 
the land ye are come. {42:10} And they said unto him, Nay, 
my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. {42:1 1 } We 
[are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men,] thy servants 
are no spies. {42:12} And he said unto them, Nay, but to 
see the nakedness of the land ye are come. {42:13} And 
they said, Thy servants [are] twelve brethren, the sons of 
one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest 
[is] this day with our father, and one [is] not. {42:14} And 
Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I spake unto you, 
saying, Ye [are] spies: {42:15} Hereby ye shall be proved: 
By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except 
your youngest brother come hither. {42:16} Send one of 
you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in 
prison, that your words may be proved, whether [there be 
any] truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye 
[are] spies. {42:17} And he put them all together into ward 
three days. {42:18} And Joseph said unto them the third 
day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: {42:19} If ye [be] 
true [men,] let one of your brethren be bound in the house 
of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your 
houses: {42:20} But bring your youngest brother unto me; 
so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And 
they did so. 

{42:21} And they said one to another, We [are] verily 
guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of 
his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; 
therefore is this distress come upon us. {42:22} And 
Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, 
saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? 
therefore, behold, also his blood is required. {42:23} And 
they knew not that Joseph understood [them;] for he spake 
unto them by an interpreter. {42:24} And he turned himself 
about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and 
communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and 
bound him before their eyes. 

{42:25} Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with 
corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to 
give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them. 
{42:26} And they laded their asses with the corn, and 
departed thence. {42:27} And as one of them opened his 
sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his 
money; for, behold, it [was] in his sack's mouth. {42:28} 
And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, 
lo, [it is] even in my sack: and their heart failed [them,] and 
they were afraid, saying one to another, What [is] this [that] 
God hath done unto us? 

{42:29} And they came unto Jacob their father unto the 
land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; 
saying, {42:30} The man, [who is] the lord of the land, 
spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. 
{42:31} And we said unto him, We [are] true [men;] we are 
no spies: {42:32} We [be] twelve brethren, sons of our 
father; one [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our 
father in the land of Canaan. {42:33} And the man, the lord 
of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye 
[are] true [men;] leave one of your brethren [here] with me, 
and take [food for] the famine of your households, and be 
gone: {42:34} And bring your youngest brother unto me: 
then shall I know that ye [are] no spies, but [that] ye [are] 
true [men: so] will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall 
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{42:35} And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, 
that, behold, every man's bundle of money [was] in his 
sack: and when [both] they and their father saw the bundles 
of money, they were afraid. {42:36} And Jacob their father 
said unto them, Me have ye bereaved [of my children:] 
Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is] not, and ye will take 
Benjamin [away:] all these things are against me. {42:37} 
And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two 
sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, 
and I will bring him to thee again. {42:38} And he said, My 
son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and 
he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the 
which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with 
sorrow to the grave. 

{43:1} And the famine [was] sore in the land. {43:2} And 
it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they 
had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go 
again, buy us a little food. {43:3} And Judah spake unto 
him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, 
Ye shall not see my face, except your brother [be] with you. 
{43:4} If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go 
down and buy thee food: {43:5} But if thou wilt not send 
[him,] we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye 
shall not see my face, except your brother [be] with you. 
{43:6} And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, 
as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? {43:7} And 
they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our 
kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet alive? have ye [another] 
brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these 
words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring 
your brother down? {43:8} And Judah said unto Israel his 
father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that 
we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, [and] also our 
little ones. {43:9} I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt 
thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him 
before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: {43:10} 
For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this 
second time. {43:11} And their father Israel said unto them, 
If [it must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the 
land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a 
little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and 
almonds: {43:12} And take double money in your hand; 
and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your 
sacks, carry [it] again in your hand; peradventure it [was] an 
oversight: {43:13} Take also your brother, and arise, go 
again unto the man: {43:14} And God Almighty give you 
mercy before the man, that he may send away your other 
brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved [of my children,] I 
am bereaved. 

{43:15} And the men took that present, and they took 
double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and 
went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. {43:16} And 
when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler 
of his house, Bring [these] men home, and slay, and make 
ready; for [these] men shall dine with me at noon. {43:17} 
And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the 
men into Joseph's house. {43:18} And the men were afraid, 
because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they 
said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at 
the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion 
against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and 
our asses. {43:19} And they came near to the steward of 
Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of 
the house, {43:20} And said, O sir, we came indeed down 
at the first time to buy food: {43:21} And it came to pass, 
when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, 
behold, [every] man's money [was] in the mouth of his 



sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it 
again in our hand. {43:22} And other money have we 
brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who 
put our money in our sacks. {43:23} And he said, Peace 
[be] to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, 
hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. 
And he brought Simeon out unto them. {43:24} And the 
man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave [them] 
water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses 
provender. {43:25} And they made ready the present 
against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should 
eat bread there. 

{43:26} And when Joseph came home, they brought him 
the present which [was] in their hand into the house, and 
bowed themselves to him to the earth. {43:27} And he 
asked them of [their] welfare, and said, [Is] your father well, 
the old man of whom ye spake? [Is] he yet alive? {43:28} 
And they answered, Thy servant our father [is] in good 
health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, 
and made obeisance. {43:29} And he lifted up his eyes, and 
saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] 
this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And 
he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. {43:30} And 
Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his 
brother: and he sought [where] to weep; and he entered into 
[his] chamber, and wept there. {43:31} And he washed his 
face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on 
bread. {43:32} And they set on for him by himself, and for 
them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat 
with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not 
eat bread with the Hebrews; for that [is] an abomination 
unto the Egyptians. {43:33} And they sat before him, the 
firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest 
according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at 
another. {43:34} And he took [and sent] messes unto them 
from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so 
much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with 
him. 

{44:1} And he commanded the steward of his house, 
saying, Fill the men's sacks [with] food, as much as they 
can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 
{44:2} And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth 
of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according 
to the word that Joseph had spoken. {44:3} As soon as the 
morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their 
asses. {44:4} [And] when they were gone out of the city, 
[and] not [yet] far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, 
follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, 
say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? 
{44:5} [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and 
whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. 

{44:6} And he overtook them, and he spake unto them 
these same words. {44:7} And they said unto him, 
Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy 
servants should do according to this thing: {44:8} Behold, 
the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we 
brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then 
should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold? 
{44:9} With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both 
let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen. 
{44:10} And he said, Now also [let] it [be] according unto 
your words; he with whom it is found shall be my servant; 
and ye shall be blameless. {44:11} Then they speedily took 
down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every 
man his sack. {44:12} And he searched, [and] began at the 
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Benjamin's sack. {44:13} Then they rent their clothes, and 
laded every man his ass, and returned to the city. 

{44:14} And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's 
house; for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on 
the ground. {44:15} And Joseph said unto them, What deed 
[is] this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I 
can certainly divine? {44:16} And Judah said, What shall 
we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we 
clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy 
servants: behold, we [are] my lord's servants, both we, and 
[he] also with whom the cup is found. {44:17} And he said, 
God forbid that I should do so: [but] the man in whose hand 
the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get 
you up in peace unto your father. 

{44:18} Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my 
lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's 
ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for 
thou [art] even as Pharaoh. {44:19} My lord asked his 
servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? {44:20} 
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, 
and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is 
dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth 
him. {44:21} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him 
down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. {44:22} 
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: 
for [if] he should leave his father, [his father] would die. 
{44:23} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your 
youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face 
no more. {44:24} And it came to pass when we came up 
unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my 
lord. {44:25} And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a 
little food. {44:26} And we said, We cannot go down: if our 
youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we 
may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother 
[be] with us. {44:27} And thy servant my father said unto 
us, Ye know that my wife bare me two [sons: ] {44:28} And 
the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in 
pieces; and I saw him not since: {44:29} And if ye take this 
also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down 
my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. {44:30} Now 
therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad 
[be] not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's 
life; {44:31} It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the 
lad [is] not [with us,] that he will die: and thy servants shall 
bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with 
sorrow to the grave. {44:32} For thy servant became surety 
for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto 
thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 
{44:33} Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide 
instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go 
up with his brethren. {44:34} For how shall I go up to my 
father, and the lad [be] not with me? lest peradventure I see 
the evil that shall come on my father. 

{45:1} Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all 
them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to 
go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while 
Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. {45:2} And 
he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh 
heard. {45:3} And Joseph said unto his brethren, I [am] 
Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not 
answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. {45:4} 
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray 
you. And they came near. And he said, I [am] Joseph your 
brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. {45:5} Now therefore be 
not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me 
hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. 



{45:6} For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the 
land: and yet [there are] five years, in the which [there shall] 
neither [be] earing nor harvest. {45:7} And God sent me 
before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to 
save your lives by a great deliverance. {45:8} So now [it 
was] not you [that] sent me hither, but God: and he hath 
made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and 
a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. {45:9} Haste ye, 
and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy 
son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come 
down unto me, tarry not: {45:10} And thou shalt dwell in 
the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, 
and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, 
and thy herds, and all that thou hast: {45:11} And there will 
I nourish thee; for yet [there are] five years of famine; lest 
thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to 
poverty. {45:12} And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes 
of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh 
unto you. {45:13} And ye shall tell my father of all my 
glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall 
haste and bring down my father hither. {45:14} And he fell 
upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin 
wept upon his neck. {45:15} Moreover he kissed all his 
brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren 
talked with him. 

{45:16} And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's 
house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased 
Pharaoh well, and his servants. {45:17} And Pharaoh said 
unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your 
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; {45:18} 
And take your father and your households, and come unto 
me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and 
ye shall eat the fat of the land. {45:19} Now thou art 
commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of 
Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring 
your father, and come. {45:20} Also regard not your stuff; 
for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours. {45:21 } And 
the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, 
according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them 
provision for the way. {45:22} To all of them he gave each 
man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three 
hundred [pieces] of silver, and five changes of raiment. 
{45:23} And to his father he sent after this [manner;] ten 
asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses 
laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the 
way. {45:24} So he sent his brethren away, and they 
departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by 
the way. 

{45:25} And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the 
land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, {45:26} And told 
him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and he [is] governor over 
all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he 
believed them not. {45:27} And they told him all the words 
of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw 
the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of 
Jacob their father revived: {45:28} And Israel said, [It is] 
enough; Joseph my son [is] yet alive: I will go and see him 
before I die. 

{46:1} And Israel took his journey with all that he had, 
and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God 
of his father Isaac. {46:2} And God spake unto Israel in the 
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, 
Here [am] I. {46:3} And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy 
father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make 
of thee a great nation: {46:4} I will go down with thee into 
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Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. {46:5} And 
Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel 
carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their 
wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 
{46:6} And they took their cattle, and their goods, which 
they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, 
Jacob, and all his seed with him: {46:7} His sons, and his 
sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, 
and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. 

{46:8} And these [are] the names of the children of Israel, 
which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, 
Jacob's firstborn. {46:9} And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, 
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 

{46:10} And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and 
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a 
Canaanitish woman. 

{46:11} And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and 
Merari. 

{46:12} And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, 
and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of 
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 

{46:13} And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and 
Job, and Shimron. 

{46:14} And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and 
Jahleel. {46:15} These [be] the sons of Leah, which she 
bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all 
the souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and 
three. 

{46:16} And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, 
and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 

{46:17} And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and 
Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of 
Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. {46:18} These [are] the sons 
of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and 
these she bare unto Jacob, [even] sixteen souls. {46:19} The 
sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 

{46:20} And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born 
Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti- 
pherah priest of On bare unto him. 

{46:21} And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and 
Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, 
Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. {46:22} These [are] the 
sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls 
[were] fourteen. 

{46:23} And the sons of Dan; Hushim. 

{46:24} And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and 
Jezer, and Shillem. {46:25} These [are] the sons of Bilhah, 
which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare 
these unto Jacob: all the souls [were] seven. {46:26} All the 
souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of 
his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls [were] 
threescore and six; {46:27} And the sons of Joseph, which 
were born him in Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of 
the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, [were] 
threescore and ten. 

{46:28} And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to 



direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of 
Goshen. {46:29} And Joseph made ready his chariot, and 
went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented 
himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his 
neck a good while. {46:30} And Israel said unto Joseph, 
Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou 
[art] yet alive. {46:31} And Joseph said unto his brethren, 
and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, 
and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, 
which [were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; 
{46:32} And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath 
been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and 
their herds, and all that they have. {46:33} And it shall 
come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, 
What [is] your occupation? {46:34} That ye shall say, Thy 
servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even 
until now, both we, [and] also our fathers: that ye may dwell 
in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an 
abomination unto the Egyptians. 

{47:1} Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My 
father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, 
and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; 
and, behold, they [are] in the land of Goshen. {47:2} And 
he took some of his brethren, [even] five men, and 
presented them unto Pharaoh. {47:3} And Pharaoh said 
unto his brethren, What [is] your occupation? And they said 
unto Pharaoh, Thy servants [are] shepherds, both we, [and] 
also our fathers. {47:4} They said moreover unto Pharaoh, 
For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants 
have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine [is] sore in 
the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy 
servants dwell in the land of Goshen. {47:5} And Pharaoh 
spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are 
come unto thee: {47:6} The land of Egypt [is] before thee; 
in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; 
in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest 
[any] men of activity among them, then make them rulers 
over my cattle. {47:7} And Joseph brought in Jacob his 
father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed 
Pharaoh. {47:8} And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old 
[art] thou? {47:9} And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days 
of the years of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty 
years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life 
been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the 
life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. {47:10} 
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before 
Pharaoh. 

{47:11} And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, 
and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best 
of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had 
commanded. {47:12} And Joseph nourished his father, and 
his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, 
according to [their] families. 

{47:13} And [there was] no bread in all the land; for the 
famine [was] very sore, so that the land of Egypt and [all] 
the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. {47:14} 
And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the 
land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which 
they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's 
house. {47:15} And when money failed in the land of 
Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came 
unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die 
in thy presence? for the money faileth. {47:16} And Joseph 
said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if 
money fail. {47:17} And they brought their cattle unto 
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horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, 
and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their 
cattle for that year. {47:18} When that year was ended, they 
came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will 
not hide [it] from my lord, how that our money is spent; my 
lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in 
the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: {47:19} 
Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our 
land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land 
will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give [us] seed, that we 
may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. {47:20} 
And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for 
the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine 
prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's. {47:21} 
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one] 
end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof. 
{47:22} Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the 
priests had a portion [assigned them] of Pharaoh, and did 
eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they 
sold not their lands. {47:23} Then Joseph said unto the 
people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land 
for Pharaoh: lo, [here is] seed for you, and ye shall sow the 
land. {47:24} And it shall come to pass in the increase, that 
ye shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four parts 
shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, 
and for them of your households, and for food for your little 
ones. {47:25} And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let 
us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be 
Pharaoh's servants. {47:26} And Joseph made it a law over 
the land of Egypt unto this day, [that] Pharaoh should have 
the fifth [part;] except the land of the priests only, [which] 
became not Pharaoh's. 

{47:27} And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the 
country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and 
grew, and multiplied exceedingly. {47:28} And Jacob lived 
in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of 
Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. {47:29} And 
the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his 
son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in 
thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal 
kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 
{47:30} But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry 
me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he 
said, I will do as thou hast said. {47:31 } And he said, Swear 
unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself 
upon the bed's head. 

{48:1} And it came to pass after these things, that [one] 
told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took with 
him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. {48:2} And [one] 
told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto 
thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 
{48:3} And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty 
appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed 
me, {48:4} And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee 
fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a 
multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after 
thee [for] an everlasting possession. 

{48:5} And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, 
which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I 
came unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and 
Simeon, they shall be mine. {48:6} And thy issue, which 
thou begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be 
called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. 
{48:7} And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel 
died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet 
[there was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I 



buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is 
Bethlehem. {48:8} And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and 
said, Who [are] these? {48:9} And Joseph said unto his 
father, They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in this 
[place.] And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I 
will bless them. {48:10} Now the eyes of Israel were dim 
for age, [so that] he could not see. And he brought them 
near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. 
{48:11} And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to 
see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed. 
{48:12} And Joseph brought them out from between his 
knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 
{48:13} And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right 
hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left 
hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near 
unto him. {48:14} And Israel stretched out his right hand, 
and laid it upon Ephraim' s head, who [was] the younger, 
and his left hand upon Manasseh' s head, guiding his hands 
wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn. 

{48:15} And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before 
whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God 
which fed me all my life long unto this day, {48:16} The 
Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and 
let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers 
Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in 
the midst of the earth. {48:17} And when Joseph saw that 
his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it 
displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove 
it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. {48:18} And 
Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is] 
the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. {48:19} And 
his father refused, and said, I know [it,] my son, I know [it:] 
he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: 
but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and 
his seed shall become a multitude of nations. {48:20} And 
he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, 
saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he 
set Ephraim before Manasseh. {48:21} And Israel said unto 
Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring 
you again unto the land of your fathers. {48:22} Moreover I 
have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I 
took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with 
my bow. 

{49:1} And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather 
yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall 
befall you in the last days. {49:2} Gather yourselves 
together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel 
your father. 

{49:3} Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the 
beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the 
excellency of power: {49:4} Unstable as water, thou shalt 
not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then 
defiledst thou [it:] he went up to my couch. 

{49:5} Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of 
cruelty [are in] their habitations. {49:6} O my soul, come 
not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, 
be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in 
their selfwill they digged down a wall. {49:7} Cursed [be] 
their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was 
cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 

{49:8} Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall 
praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine enemies; thy 
father's children shall bow down before thee. {49:9} Judah 
[is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: 



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he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; 
who shall rouse him up? {49:10} The sceptre shall not 
depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, 
until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the 
people [be. ] {49: 11} Binding his foal unto the vine, and his 
ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in 
wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: {49:12} His 
eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. 

{49:13} Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and 
he [shall be] for an haven of ships; and his border [shall be] 
unto Zidon. 

{49:14} Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between 
two burdens: {49:15} And he saw that rest [was] good, and 
the land that [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to 
bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 

{49:16} Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of 
Israel. {49:17} Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder 
in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall 
fall backward. {49:18} I have waited for thy salvation, O 
LORD. 

{49:19} Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall 
overcome at the last. 

{49:20} Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall 
yield royal dainties. 

{49:21} Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly 
words. 

{49:22} Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful 
bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall: 
{49:23} The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at 
him,] and hated him: {49:24} But his bow abode in 
strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the 
hands of the mighty [God] of Jacob; (from thence [is] the 
shepherd, the stone of Israel:) {49:25} [Even] by the God of 
thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who 
shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of 
the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the 
womb: {49:26} The blessings of thy father have prevailed 
above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost 
bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of 
Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was 
separate from his brethren. 

{49:27} Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning 
he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the 
spoil. 

{49:28} All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and this 
[is it] that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; 
every one according to his blessing he blessed them. 
{49:29} And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to 
be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the 
cave that [is] in the field of Ephron the Hittite, {49:30} In 
the cave that [is] in the field of Machpelah, which [is] 
before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham 
bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession 
of a buryingplace. {49:31} There they buried Abraham and 
Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his 
wife; and there I buried Leah. {49:32} The purchase of the 
field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children 
of Heth. {49:33} And when Jacob had made an end of 
commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, 
and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. 



{50:1} And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept 
upon him, and kissed him. {50:2} And Joseph commanded 
his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the 
physicians embalmed Israel. {50:3} And forty days were 
fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which 
are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him 
threescore and ten days. {50:4} And when the days of his 
mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of 
Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, 
speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, {50:5} My 
father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which 
I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou 
bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury 
my father, and I will come again. {50:6} And Pharaoh said, 
Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee 



{50:7} And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with 
him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his 
house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, {50:8} And 
all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's 
house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their 
herds, they left in the land of Goshen. {50:9} And there 
went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a 
very great company. {50:10} And they came to the 
threshingfloor of Atad, which [is] beyond Jordan, and there 
they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and 
he made a mourning for his father seven days. {50:11} And 
when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the 
mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This [is] a grievous 
mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was 
called Abel-mizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan. {50:12} 
And his sons did unto him according as he commanded 
them: {50:13} For his sons carried him into the land of 
Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of 
Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a 
possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before 
Mamre. 

{50:14} And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his 
brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, 
after he had buried his father. 

{50:15} And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father 
was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and 
will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 
{50:16} And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, 
Thy father did command before he died, saying, {50:17} So 
shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the 
trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee 
evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the 
servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when 
they spake unto him. {50:18} And his brethren also went 
and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we 
[be] thy servants. {50:19} And Joseph said unto them, Fear 
not: for [am] I in the place of God? {50:20} But as for you, 
ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good, to 
bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive. 
{50:21} Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and 
your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly 
unto them. 

{50:22} And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's 
house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. {50:23} 
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third 
[generation:] the children also of Machir the son Manasseh 
were brought up upon Joseph's knees. {50:24} And Joseph 
said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, 
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to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. {50:25} And Joseph 
took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will 
surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 
{50:26} So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years 
old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in 
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The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus 



{1:1} Now these [are] the names of the children of Israel, 
which came into Egypt; every man and his household came 
with Jacob. {1:2} Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, {1:3} 
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, {1:4} Dan, and Naphtali, 
Gad, and Asher. {1:5} And all the souls that came out of the 
loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt 
[already. ]{1:6} And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and 
all that generation. 

{1:7} And the children of Israel were fruitful, and 
increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding 
mighty; and the land was filled with them. {1:8} Now there 
arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 
{1:9} And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the 
children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we: {1:10} 
Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, 
and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, 
they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and 
[so] get them up out of the land. {1:11} Therefore they did 
set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. 
And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and 
Raamses. {1:12} But the more they afflicted them, the more 
they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of 
the children of Israel. {1:13} And the Egyptians made the 
children of Israel to serve with rigour: {1:14} And they 
made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in 
brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their 
service, wherein they made them serve, [was] with rigour. 

{1:15} And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew 
midwives, of which the name of the one [was] Shiphrah, 
and the name of the other Puah: {1:16} And he said, When 
ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see 
[them] upon the stools; if it [be] a son, then ye shall kill 
him: but if it [be] a daughter, then she shall live. {1:17} But 
the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt 
commanded them, but saved the men children alive. { 1:18} 
And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said 
unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the 
men children alive? {1:19} And the midwives said unto 
Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women [are] not as the 
Egyptian women; for they [are] lively, and are delivered ere 
the midwives come in unto them. {1:20} Therefore God 
dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and 
waxed very mighty. {1:21} And it came to pass, because 
the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. {1:22} 
And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that 
is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye 
shall save alive. 

{2:1} And there went a man of the house of Levi, and 
took [to wife] a daughter of Levi. {2:2} And the woman 
conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he 
[was a] goodly [child,] she hid him three months. {2:3} And 
when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark 
of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and 
put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the 
river's brink. {2:4} And his sister stood afar off, to wit what 
would be done to him. 

{2:5} And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash 
[herself] at the river; and her maidens walked along by the 
river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she 
sent her maid to fetch it. {2:6} And when she had opened 
[it,] she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she 



had compassion on him, and said, This [is one] of the 
Hebrews' children. {2:7} Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 
daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew 
women, that she may nurse the child for thee? {2:8} And 
Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and 
called the child's mother. {2:9} And Pharaoh's daughter 
said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and 
I will give [thee] thy wages. And the woman took the child, 
and nursed it. {2:10} And the child grew, and she brought 
him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And 
she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew 
him out of the water. 

{2:11} And it came to pass in those days, when Moses 
was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked 
on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an 
Hebrew, one of his brethren. {2:12} And he looked this way 
and that way, and when he saw that [there was] no man, he 
slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. {2:13} And 
when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the 
Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the 
wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? {2:14} And he 
said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest 
thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses 
feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. {2:15} Now 
when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But 
Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land 
of Midian: and he sat down by a well. {2:16} Now the 
priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and 
drew [water,] and filled the troughs to water their father's 
flock. {2:17} And the shepherds came and drove them 
away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered 
their flock. {2:18} And when they came to Reuel their 
father, he said, How [is it that] ye are come so soon to day? 
{2:19} And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the 
hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] enough for us, 
and watered the flock. {2:20} And he said unto his 
daughters, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] ye have left 
the man? call him, that he may eat bread. {2:21} And 
Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave 
Moses Zipporah his daughter. {2:22} And she bare [him] a 
son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have 
been a stranger in a strange land. 

{2:23} And it came to pass in process of time, that the 
king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by 
reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up 
unto God by reason of the bondage. {2:24} And God heard 
their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with 
Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. {2:25} And God 
looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect 
unto [them. 

]{3:1} Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in 
law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the 
backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, 
[even] to Horeb. {3:2} And the angel of the LORD 
appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a 
bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, 
and the bush [was] not consumed. {3:3} And Moses said, I 
will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is 
not burnt. {3:4} And when the LORD saw that he turned 
aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the 
bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I. 
{3:5} And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes 
from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is 
holy ground. {3:6} Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy 
father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God 
of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look 



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upon God. 



{3:7} And the LORD said, I have surely seen the 
affliction of my people which [are] in Egypt, and have 
heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know 
their sorrows; {3:8} And I am come down to deliver them 
out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out 
of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land 
flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the 
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the 
Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. {3:9} Now 
therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come 
unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the 
Egyptians oppress them. {3:10} Come now therefore, and I 
will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth 
my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 

{3:11} And Moses said unto God, Who [am] I, that I 
should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the 
children of Israel out of Egypt? {3:12} And he said, 
Certainly I will be with thee; and this [shall be] a token unto 
thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the 
people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. 
{3:13} And Moses said unto God, Behold, [when] I come 
unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The 
God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall 
say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 
{3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and 
he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I 
AM hath sent me unto you. {3:15} And God said moreover 
unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 
The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the 
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: 
this [is] my name for ever, and this [is] my memorial unto 
all generations. {3:16} Go, and gather the elders of Israel 
together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your 
fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, 
appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and 
[seen] that which is done to you in Egypt: {3:17} And I 
have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt 
unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the 
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the 
Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. {3:18} 
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, 
thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye 
shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath 
met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' 
journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the 
LORD our God. 

{3:19} And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let 
you go, no, not by a mighty hand. {3:20} And I will stretch 
out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I 
will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. 
{3:21 } And I will give this people favour in the sight of the 
Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye 
shall not go empty: {3:22} But every woman shall borrow 
of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, 
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye 
shall put [them] upon your sons, and upon your daughters; 
and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. 

{4:1} And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they 
will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they 
will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. {4:2} And 
the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And 
he said, A rod. {4:3} And he said, Cast it on the ground. 
And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and 
Moses fled from before it. {4:4} And the LORD said unto 



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Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he 
put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his 
hand: {4:5} That they may believe that the LORD God of 
their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the 
God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. 

{4:6} And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now 
thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his 
bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand [was] 
leprous as snow. {4:7} And he said, Put thine hand into thy 
bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and 
plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again 
as his [other] flesh. {4:8} And it shall come to pass, if they 
will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first 
sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. {4:9} 
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these 
two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt 
take of the water of the river, and pour [it] upon the dry 
[land:] and the water which thou takest out of the river shall 
become blood upon the dry [land. 

]{4:10} And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I 
[am] not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast 
spoken unto thy servant: but I [am] slow of speech, and of a 
slow tongue. {4:11} And the LORD said unto him, Who 
hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, 
or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? {4:12} 
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach 
thee what thou shalt say. {4:13} And he said, O my Lord, 
send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt 
send. {4:14} And the anger of the LORD was kindled 
against Moses, and he said, [Is] not Aaron the Levite thy 
brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he 
cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will 
be glad in his heart. {4:15} And thou shalt speak unto him, 
and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, 
and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 
{4:16} And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and 
he shall be, [even] he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, 
and thou shalt be to him instead of God. {4:17} And thou 
shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do 
signs. 

{4:18} And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father 
in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return 
unto my brethren which [are] in Egypt, and see whether 
they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 
{4:19} And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, 
return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy 
life. {4:20} And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set 
them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and 
Moses took the rod of God in his hand. {4:21} And the 
LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into 
Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, 
which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, 
that he shall not let the people go. {4:22} And thou shalt say 
unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son, 
[even] my firstborn: {4:23} And I say unto thee, Let my son 
go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, 
behold, I will slay thy son, [even] thy firstborn. 

{4:24} And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the 
LORD met him, and sought to kill him. {4:25} Then 
Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her 
son, and cast [it] at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody 
husband [art] thou to me. {4:26} So he let him go: then she 
said, A bloody husband [thou art,] because of the 
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{4:27} And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the 
wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the 
mount of God, and kissed him. {4:28} And Moses told 
Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all 
the signs which he had commanded him. 

{4:29} And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together 
all the elders of the children of Israel: {4:30} And Aaron 
spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto 
Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. {4:31} 
And the people believed: and when they heard that the 
LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had 
looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads 
and worshipped. 

{5:1} And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told 
Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people 
go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 
{5:2} And Pharaoh said, Who [is] the LORD, that I should 
obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, 
neither will I let Israel go. {5:3} And they said, The God of 
the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three 
days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD 
our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the 
sword. {5:4} And the king of Egypt said unto them, 
Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from 
their works? get you unto your burdens. {5:5} And Pharaoh 
said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many, and ye 
make them rest from their burdens. {5:6} And Pharaoh 
commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and 
their officers, saying, {5:7} Ye shall no more give the 
people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and 
gather straw for themselves. {5:8} And the tale of the 
bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon 
them; ye shall not diminish [ought] thereof: for they [be] 
idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go [and] sacrifice to 
our God. {5:9} Let there more work be laid upon the men, 
that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain 
words. 

{5:10} And the taskmasters of the people went out, and 
their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus 
saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. {5:11} Go ye, get 
you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work 
shall be diminished. {5:12} So the people were scattered 
abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble 
instead of straw. {5:13} And the taskmasters hasted [them,] 
saying, Fulfil your works, [your] daily tasks, as when there 
was straw. {5:14} And the officers of the children of Israel, 
which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were 
beaten, [and] demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled 
your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as 
heretofore? 

{5:15} Then the officers of the children of Israel came 
and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus 
with thy servants? {5:16} There is no straw given unto thy 
servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy 
servants [are] beaten; but the fault [is] in thine own people. 
{5:17} But he said, Ye [are] idle, [ye are] idle: therefore ye 
say, Let us go [and] do sacrifice to the LORD. {5:18} Go 
therefore now, [and] work; for there shall no straw be given 
you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. {5:19} And the 
officers of the children of Israel did see [that] they [were] in 
evil [case,] after it was said, Ye shall not minish [ought] 
from your bricks of your daily task. 

{5:20} And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the 
way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: {5:21} And they 



said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; 
because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes 
of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in 
their hand to slay us. {5:22} And Moses returned unto the 
LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou [so] evil 
entreated this people? why [is] it [that] thou hast sent me? 
{5:23} For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he 
hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy 
people at all. 

{6:1} Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou 
see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall 
he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them 
out of his land. {6:2} And God spake unto Moses, and said 
unto him, I [am] the LORD: {6:3} And I appeared unto 
Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by [the name of] God 
Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to 
them. {6:4} And I have also established my covenant with 
them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their 
pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. {6:5} And I have 
also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the 
Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my 
covenant. {6:6} Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I 
[am] the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the 
burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their 
bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, 
and with great judgments: {6:7} And I will take you to me 
for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know 
that I [am] the LORD your God, which bringeth you out 
from under the burdens of the Egyptians. {6:8} And I will 
bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear 
to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give 
it you for an heritage: I [am] the LORD. 

{6:9} And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but 
they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for 
cruel bondage. {6:10} And the LORD spake unto Moses, 
saying, {6:11} Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, 
that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. {6:12} 
And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the 
children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then 
shall Pharaoh hear me, who [am] of uncircumcised lips? 
{6:13} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto 
Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of 
the land of Egypt. 

{6:14} These [be] the heads of their fathers' houses: The 
sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, 
Hezron, and Carmi: these [be] the families of Reuben. 
{6:15} And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and 
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a 
Canaanitish woman: these [are] the families of Simeon. 

{6:16} And these [are] the names of the sons of Levi 
according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and 
Merari: and the years of the life of Levi [were] an hundred 
thirty and seven years. {6:17} The sons of Gershon; Libni, 
and Shimi, according to their families. {6:18} And the sons 
of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and 
the years of the life of Kohath [were] an hundred thirty and 
three years. {6:19} And the sons of Merari; Mahali and 
Mushi: these [are] the families of Levi according to their 
generations. {6:20} And Amram took him Jochebed his 
father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: 
and the years of the life of Amram [were] an hundred and 
thirty and seven years. 

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Zichri. {6:22} And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and 
Elzaphan, and Zithri. {6:23} And Aaron took him Elisheba, 
daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she 
bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. {6:24} 
And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: 
these [are] the families of the Korhites. {6:25} And Eleazar 
Aaron's son took him [one] of the daughters of Putiel to 
wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these [are] the heads of 
the fathers of the Levites according to their families. {6:26} 
These [are] that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, 
Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt 
according to their armies. {6:27} These [are] they which 
spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of 
Israel from Egypt: these [are] that Moses and Aaron. 

{6:28} And it came to pass on the day [when] the LORD 
spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, {6:29} That the 
LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I [am] the LORD: speak 
thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. 
{6:30} And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I [am] of 
uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? 

{7:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made 
thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy 
prophet. {7:2} Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: 
and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he 
send the children of Israel out of his land. {7:3} And I will 
harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my 
wonders in the land of Egypt. {7:4} But Pharaoh shall not 
hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and 
bring forth mine armies, [and] my people the children of 
Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. {7:5} 
And the Egyptians shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I 
stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the 
children of Israel from among them. {7:6} And Moses and 
Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they. 
{7:7} And Moses [was] fourscore years old, and Aaron 
fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto 
Pharaoh. 

{7:8} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
saying, {7:9} When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, 
Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, 
Take thy rod, and cast [it] before Pharaoh, [and] it shall 
become a serpent. 

{7:10} And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and 
they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast 
down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it 
became a serpent. {7:11} Then Pharaoh also called the wise 
men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they 
also did in like manner with their enchantments. {7:12} For 
they cast down every man his rod, and they became 
serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. {7:13} 
And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not 
unto them; as the LORD had said. 

{7:14} And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart 
[is] hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. {7:15} Get 
thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the 
water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he 
come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou 
take in thine hand. {7:16} And thou shalt say unto him, The 
LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, 
Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: 
and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. {7:17} Thus 
saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I [am] the 
LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that [is] in mine 
hand upon the waters which [are] in the river, and they shall 



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be turned to blood. {7:18} And the fish that [is] in the river 
shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall 
lothe to drink of the water of the river. 

{7:19} And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto 
Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the 
waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and 
upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they 
may become blood; and [that] there may be blood 
throughout all the land of Egypt, both in [vessels of] wood, 
and in [vessels of] stone. {7:20} And Moses and Aaron did 
so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and 
smote the waters that [were] in the river, in the sight of 
Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters 
that [were] in the river were turned to blood. {7:21} And 
the fish that [was] in the river died; and the river stank, and 
the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and 
there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. {7:22} 
And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: 
and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken 
unto them; as the LORD had said. {7:23} And Pharaoh 
turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart 
to this also. {7:24} And all the Egyptians digged round 
about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of 
the water of the river. {7:25} And seven days were fulfilled, 
after that the LORD had smitten the river. 

{8:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto 
Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my 
people go, that they may serve me. {8:2} And if thou refuse 
to let [them] go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with 
frogs: {8:3} And the river shall bring forth frogs 
abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, 
and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the 
house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine 
ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: {8:4} And the frogs 
shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon 
all thy servants. 

{8:5} And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, 
Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over 
the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up 
upon the land of Egypt. {8:6} And Aaron stretched out his 
hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and 
covered the land of Egypt. {8:7} And the magicians did so 
with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land 
of Egypt. 

{8:8} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and 
said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs 
from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, 
that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD. {8:9} And 
Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I 
intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to 
destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, [that] they may 
remain in the river only? {8:10} And he said, To morrow. 
And he said, [Be it] according to thy word: that thou mayest 
know that [there is] none like unto the LORD our God. 
{8:11} And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy 
houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they 
shall remain in the river only. {8:12} And Moses and Aaron 
went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD 
because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. 
{8:13} And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; 
and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and 
out of the fields. {8:14} And they gathered them together 
upon heaps: and the land stank. {8:15} But when Pharaoh 
saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and 
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{8:16} And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, 
Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it 
may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. {8:17} 
And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his 
rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in 
man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice 
throughout all the land of Egypt. {8:18} And the magicians 
did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they 
could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. 
{8:19} Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This [is] the 
finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he 
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. 

{8:20} And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in 
the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth 
to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let 
my people go, that they may serve me. {8:21} Else, if thou 
wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms [of 
flies] upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy 
people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians 
shall be full of swarms [of flies,] and also the ground 
whereon they [are. ]{8:22} And I will sever in that day the 
land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms 
[of flies] shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I 
[am] the LORD in the midst of the earth. {8:23} And I will 
put a division between my people and thy people: to 
morrow shall this sign be. {8:24} And the LORD did so; 
and there came a grievous swarm [of flies] into the house of 
Pharaoh, and [into] his servants' houses, and into all the 
land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the 
swarm [of flies. 

]{8:25} And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and 
said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land. {8:26} And 
Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the 
abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, 
shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before 
their eyes, and will they not stone us? {8:27} We will go 
three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the 
LORD our God, as he shall command us. {8:28} And 
Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the 
LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go 
very far away: intreat for me. {8:29} And Moses said, 
Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the LORD that 
the swarms [of flies] may depart from Pharaoh, from his 
servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not 
Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people 
go to sacrifice to the LORD. {8:30} And Moses went out 
from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD. {8:31} And the 
LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he removed 
the swarms [of flies] from Pharaoh, from his servants, and 
from his people; there remained not one. {8:32} And 
Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would 
he let the people go. 

{9:1} Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto 
Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the 
Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. {9:2} 
For if thou refuse to let [them] go, and wilt hold them still, 
{9:3} Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle 
which [is] in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon 
the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: [there shall 
be] a very grievous murrain. {9:4} And the LORD shall 
sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: 
and there shall nothing die of all [that is] the children's of 
Israel. {9:5} And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, 
To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. {9:6} 
And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the 
cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of 



Israel died not one. {9:7} And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, 
there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And 
the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the 
people go. 

{9:8} And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses 
sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. {9:9} 
And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and 
shall be a boil breaking forth [with] blains upon man, and 
upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. {9:10} And 
they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; 
and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a 
boil breaking forth [with] blains upon man, and upon beast. 
{9:11} And the magicians could not stand before Moses 
because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, 
and upon all the Egyptians. {9:12} And the LORD 
hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto 
them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses. 

{9:13} And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in 
the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, 
Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people 
go, that they may serve me. {9:14} For I will at this time 
send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, 
and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that [there is] 
none like me in all the earth. {9:15} For now I will stretch 
out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with 
pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. {9:16} 
And in very deed for this [cause] have I raised thee up, for 
to shew [in] thee my power; and that my name may be 
declared throughout all the earth. {9:17} As yet exaltest 
thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them 
go? {9:18} Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it 
to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt 
since the foundation thereof even until now. {9:19} Send 
therefore now, [and] gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast 
in the field; [for upon] every man and beast which shall be 
found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail 
shall come down upon them, and they shall die. {9:20} He 
that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of 
Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the 
houses: {9:21} And he that regarded not the word of the 
LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field. 

{9:22} And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth 
thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the 
land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every 
herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. {9:23} And 
Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD 
sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the 
ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 
{9:24} So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, 
very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land 
of Egypt since it became a nation. {9:25} And the hail 
smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that [was] in the 
field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of 
the field, and brake every tree of the field. {9:26} Only in 
the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel [were,] was 
there no hail. 

{9:27} And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and 
Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the 
LORD [is] righteous, and I and my people [are] wicked. 
{9:28} Intreat the LORD (for [it is] enough) that there be no 
[more] mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, 
and ye shall stay no longer. {9:29} And Moses said unto 
him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread 
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cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest 
know how that the earth [is] the LORD'S. {9:30} But as for 
thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the 
LORD God. {9:31} And the flax and the barley was 
smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax [was] 
boiled. {9:32} But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: 
for they [were] not grown up. {9:33} And Moses went out 
of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto 
the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain 
was not poured upon the earth. {9:34} And when Pharaoh 
saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, 
he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his 
servants. {9:35} And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, 
neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD 
had spoken by Moses. 

{10:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto 
Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his 
servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: 
{ 10:2} And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and 
of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and 
my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know 
how that I [am] the LORD. {10:3} And Moses and Aaron 
came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the 
LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to 
humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may 
serve me. {10:4} Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, 
behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: 
{10:5} And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one 
cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue 
of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from 
the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out 
of the field: {10:6} And they shall fill thy houses, and the 
houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the 
Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers 
have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto 
this day. And he turned himself, and went out from 
Pharaoh. {10:7} And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, 
How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, 
that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not 
yet that Egypt is destroyed? {10:8} And Moses and Aaron 
were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, 
Go, serve the LORD your God: [but] who [are] they that 
shall go? {10:9} And Moses said, We will go with our 
young and with our old, with our sons and with our 
daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; 
for we [must hold] a feast unto the LORD. {10:10} And he 
said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let 
you go, and your little ones: look [to it;] for evil [is] before 
you. {10:11} Not so: go now ye [that are] men, and serve 
the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out 
from Pharaoh's presence. 

{10:12} And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out 
thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they 
may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of 
the land, [even] all that the hail hath left. {10:13} And 
Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and 
the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, 
and all [that] night; [and] when it was morning, the east 
wind brought the locusts. {10:14} And the locusts went up 
over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of 
Egypt: very grievous [were they;] before them there were 
no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 
{10:15} For they covered the face of the whole earth, so 
that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of 
the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: 
and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the 
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{10:16} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in 
haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your 
God, and against you. {10:17} Now therefore forgive, I 
pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your 
God, that he may take away from me this death only. 
{10:18} And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the 
LORD. {10:19} And the LORD turned a mighty strong 
west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into 
the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts 
of Egypt. { 10:20} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, 
so that he would not let the children of Israel go. 

{10:21} And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out 
thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over 
the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt. 
{ 10:22} And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; 
and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three 
days: {10:23} They saw not one another, neither rose any 
from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel 
had light in their dwellings. 

{10:24} And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, 
serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be 
stayed: let your little ones also go with you. {10:25} And 
Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt 
offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. 
{10:26} Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an 
hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the 
LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve 
the LORD, until we come thither. 

{10:27} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he 
would not let them go. { 10:28} And Pharaoh said unto him, 
Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no 
more; for in [that] day thou seest my face thou shalt die. 
{10:29} And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see 
thy face again no more. 

{11:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring 
one plague [more] upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; 
afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let [you] 
go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. {11:2} 
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man 
borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her 
neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. {11:3} And 
the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the 
Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses [was] very great in the 
land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the 
sight of the people. {11:4} And Moses said, Thus saith the 
LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of 
Egypt: {11:5} And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt 
shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his 
throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that [is] 
behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. {11:6} And 
there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, 
such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. 
{11:7} But against any of the children of Israel shall not a 
dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may 
know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the 
Egyptians and Israel. {11:8} And all these thy servants shall 
come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, 
saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and 
after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a 
great anger. {11:9} And the LORD said unto Moses, 
Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may 
be multiplied in the land of Egypt. {11:10} And Moses and 
Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD 
hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the 
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{12:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in 
the land of Egypt, saying, {12:2} This month [shall be] unto 
you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of 
the year to you. 

{12:3} Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, 
saying, In the tenth [day] of this month they shall take to 
them every man a lamb, according to the house of [their] 
fathers, a lamb for an house: {12:4} And if the household 
be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next 
unto his house take [it] according to the number of the 
souls; every man according to his eating shall make your 
count for the lamb. {12:5} Your lamb shall be without 
blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it] out from 
the sheep, or from the goats: { 12:6} And ye shall keep it up 
until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole 
assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the 
evening. {12:7} And they shall take of the blood, and strike 
[it] on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the 
houses, wherein they shall eat it. { 12:8} And they shall eat 
the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; 
[and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it. { 12:9} Eat not of it 
raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast [with] fire; his 
head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. {12:10} 
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and 
that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn 
with fire. 

{12:11} And thus shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded, 
your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye 
shall eat it in haste: it [is] the LORD'S passover. {12:12} 
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will 
smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and 
beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute 
judgment: I [am] the LORD. {12:13} And the blood shall 
be to you for a token upon the houses where ye [are:] and 
when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague 
shall not be upon you to destroy [you,] when I smite the 
land of Egypt. {12:14} And this day shall be unto you for a 
memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD 
throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an 
ordinance for ever. {12:15} Seven days shall ye eat 
unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away 
leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened 
bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall 
be cut off from Israel. {12:16} And in the first day [there 
shall be] an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there 
shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work 
shall be done in them, save [that] which every man must 
eat, that only may be done of you. {12:17} And ye shall 
observe [the feast of] unleavened bread; for in this selfsame 
day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: 
therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an 
ordinance for ever. 

{12:18} In the first [month,] on the fourteenth day of the 
month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one 
and twentieth day of the month at even. { 12:19} Seven days 
shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for 
whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul 
shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he 
be a stranger, or born in the land. {12:20} Ye shall eat 
nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat 
unleavened bread. 

{ 12:21 } Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and 
said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to 
your families, and kill the passover. {12:22} And ye shall 
take a bunch of hyssop, and dip [it] in the blood that [is] in 



the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with 
the blood that [is] in the bason; and none of you shall go out 
at the door of his house until the morning. {12:23} For the 
LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when 
he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, 
the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the 
destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite [you. 
]{ 12:24} And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to 
thee and to thy sons for ever. {12:25} And it shall come to 
pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will 
give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep 
this service. {12:26} And it shall come to pass, when your 
children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 
{12:27} That ye shall say, It [is] the sacrifice of the 
LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the 
children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, 
and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head 
and worshipped. {12:28} And the children of Israel went 
away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and 
Aaron, so did they. 

{12:29} And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD 
smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the 
firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn 
of the captive that [was] in the dungeon; and all the 
firstborn of cattle. {12:30} And Pharaoh rose up in the 
night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and 
there was a great cry in Egypt; for [there was] not a house 
where [there was] not one dead. 

{ 12:31 } And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and 
said, Rise up, [and] get you forth from among my people, 
both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, 
as ye have said. {12:32} Also take your flocks and your 
herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also. 
{12:33} And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, 
that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they 
said, We [be] all dead [men. ]{ 12:34} And the people took 
their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs 
being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. 
{12:35} And the children of Israel did according to the 
word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels 
of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: { 12:36} And the 
LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, 
so that they lent unto them [such things as they required.] 
And they spoiled the Egyptians. 

{12:37} And the children of Israel journeyed from 
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot 
[that were] men, beside children. {12:38} And a mixed 
multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, 
[even] very much cattle. {12:39} And they baked 
unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out 
of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust 
out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared 
for themselves any victual. 

{ 12:40} Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who 
dwelt in Egypt, [was] four hundred and thirty years. 
{12:41} And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred 
and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that 
all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. 
{12:42} It [is] a night to be much observed unto the LORD 
for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this [is] that 
night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of 
Israel in their generations. 

{12:43} And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This 
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eat thereof: {12:44} But every man's servant that is bought 
for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he 
eat thereof. {12:45} A foreigner and an hired servant shall 
not eat thereof. {12:46} In one house shall it be eaten; thou 
shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the 
house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. { 12:47} All the 
congregation of Israel shall keep it. {12:48} And when a 
stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover 
to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let 
him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is 
born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat 
thereof. {12:49} One law shall be to him that is homeborn, 
and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. {12:50} 
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD 
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {12:51} And it 
came to pass the selfsame day, [that] the LORD did bring 
the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their 
armies. 

{13:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {13:2} 
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the 
womb among the children of Israel, [both] of man and of 
beast: it [is] mine. 

{13:3} And Moses said unto the people, Remember this 
day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of 
bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out 
from this [place:] there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 
{ 13:4} This day came ye out in the month Abib. 

{13:5} And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee 
into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the 
Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he 
sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk 
and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month. 
{13:6} Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in 
the seventh day [shall be] a feast to the LORD. {13:7} 
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall 
no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be 
leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. 

{13:8} And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, 
[This is done] because of that [which] the LORD did unto 
me when I came forth out of Egypt. { 13:9} And it shall be 
for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial 
between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy 
mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee 
out of Egypt. {13:10} Thou shalt therefore keep this 
ordinance in his season from year to year. 

{13:11} And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee 
into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to 
thy fathers, and shall give it thee, {13:12} That thou shalt 
set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and 
every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the 
males [shall be] the LORD'S. {13:13} And every firstling 
of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not 
redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the 
firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem. 

{13:14} And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time 
to come, saying, What [is] this? that thou shalt say unto 
him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from 
Egypt, from the house of bondage: {13:15} And it came to 
pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD 
slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn 
of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the 
LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the 
firstborn of my children I redeem. {13:16} And it shall be 



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for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine 
eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out 
of Egypt. 

{13:17} And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the 
people go, that God led them not [through] the way of the 
land of the Philistines, although that [was] near; for God 
said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see 
war, and they return to Egypt: { 13:18} But God led the 
people about, [through] the way of the wilderness of the 
Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of 
the land of Egypt. {13:19} And Moses took the bones of 
Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of 
Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry 
up my bones away hence with you. 

{13:20} And they took their journey from Succoth, and 
encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. {13:21} 
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a 
cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, 
to give them light; to go by day and night: { 13:22} He took 
not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire 
by night, [from] before the people. 

{14:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {14:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp 
before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over 
against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 
{14:3} For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They 
[are] entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 
{14:4} And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall 
follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, 
and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I 
[am] the LORD. And they did so. 

{14:5} And it was told the king of Egypt that the people 
fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned 
against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, 
that we have let Israel go from serving us? {14:6} And he 
made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: 
{ 14:7} And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the 
chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. 
{14:8} And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king 
of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the 
children of Israel went out with an high hand. {14:9} But 
the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses [and] 
chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and 
overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, 
before Baal-zephon. 

{14:10} And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of 
Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians 
marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the 
children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. {14:11} And 
they said unto Moses, Because [there were] no graves in 
Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? 
wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out 
of Egypt? { 14:12} [Is] not this the word that we did tell thee 
in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the 
Egyptians? For [it had been] better for us to serve the 
Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 

{14:13} And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, 
stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will 
shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to 
day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. {14:14} The 
LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 

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criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that 
they go forward: {14:16} But lift thou up thy rod, and 
stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the 
children of Israel shall go on dry [ground] through the midst 
of the sea. { 14:17} And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of 
the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me 
honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his 
chariots, and upon his horsemen. {14:18} And the 
Egyptians shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have 
gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and 
upon his horsemen. 

{14:19} And the angel of God, which went before the 
camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the 
pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood 
behind them: { 14:20} And it came between the camp of the 
Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and 
darkness [to them,] but it gave light by night [to these:] so 
that the one came not near the other all the night. {14:21} 
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the 
LORD caused the sea to go [back] by a strong east wind all 
that night, and made the sea dry [land,] and the waters were 
divided. {14:22} And the children of Israel went into the 
midst of the sea upon the dry [ground:] and the waters 
[were] a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 

{14:23} And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after 
them to the midst of the sea, [even] all Pharaoh's horses, his 
chariots, and his horsemen. {14:24} And it came to pass, 
that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of 
the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and 
troubled the host of the Egyptians, {14:25} And took off 
their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that 
the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for 
the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians. 

{14:26} And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out 
thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again 
upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their 
horsemen. { 14:27} And Moses stretched forth his hand over 
the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the 
morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the 
LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 
{14:28} And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, 
and the horsemen, [and] all the host of Pharaoh that came 
into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one 
of them. { 14:29} But the children of Israel walked upon dry 
[land] in the midst of the sea; and the waters [were] a wall 
unto them on their right hand, and on their left. {14:30} 
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the 
Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea 
shore. {14:31} And Israel saw that great work which the 
LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the 
LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. 

{15:1} Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this 
song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the 
LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his 
rider hath he thrown into the sea. { 15:2} The LORD [is] my 
strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he [is] 
my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's 
God, and I will exalt him. {15:3} The LORD [is] a man of 
war: the LORD [is] his name. {15:4} Pharaoh's chariots 
and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains 
also are drowned in the Red sea. {15:5} The depths have 
covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. {15:6} 
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy 
right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 
{15:7} And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast 



overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest 
forth thy wrath, [which] consumed them as stubble. {15:8} 
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered 
together, the floods stood upright as an heap, [and] the 
depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. {15:9} The 
enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the 
spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my 
sword, my hand shall destroy them. {15:10} Thou didst 
blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead 
in the mighty waters. {15:11} Who [is] like unto thee, O 
LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in 
holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders? {15:12} Thou 
stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them. 
{ 15:13} Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which] 
thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength 
unto thy holy habitation. {15:14} The people shall hear, 
[and] be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of 
Palestina. {15:15} Then the dukes of Edom shall be 
amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold 
upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 
{15:16} Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the 
greatness of thine arm they shall be [as] still as a stone; till 
thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, 
[which] thou hast purchased. {15:17} Thou shalt bring them 
in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, [in] 
the place, O LORD, [which] thou hast made for thee to 
dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, [which] thy hands have 
established. {15:18} The LORD shall reign for ever and 
ever. {15:19} For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his 
chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD 
brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the 
children of Israel went on dry [land] in the midst of the sea. 

{15:20} And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, 
took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after 
her with timbrels and with dances. {15:21} And Miriam 
answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed 
gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the 
sea. { 15:22} So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and 
they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went 
three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 

{15:23} And when they came to Marah, they could not 
drink of the waters of Marah, for they [were] bitter: 
therefore the name of it was called Marah. { 15:24} And the 
people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we 
drink? {15:25} And he cried unto the LORD; and the 
LORD shewed him a tree, [which] when he had cast into the 
waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them 
a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 
{15:26} And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the 
voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right 
in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and 
keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon 
thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] 
the LORD that healeth thee. 

{15:27} And they came to Elim, where [were] twelve 
wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they 
encamped there by the waters. 

{ 16: 1 } And they took their journey from Elim, and all the 
congregation of the children of Israel came unto the 
wilderness of Sin, which [is] between Elim and Sinai, on the 
fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out 
of the land of Egypt. { 16:2} And the whole congregation of 
the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in 
the wilderness: {16:3} And the children of Israel said unto 
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in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] 
when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us 
forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with 
hunger. 

{16:4} Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will 
rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out 
and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, 
whether they will walk in my law, or no. { 16:5} And it shall 
come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare [that] 
which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they 
gather daily. {16:6} And Moses and Aaron said unto all the 
children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the 
LORD hath brought you out from trie land of Egypt: { 16:7} 
And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the 
LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the 
LORD: and what [are] we, that ye murmur against us? 
{16:8} And Moses said, [This shall be,] when the LORD 
shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the 
morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your 
murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what [are] 
we? your murmurings [are] not against us, but against the 
LORD. 

{16:9} And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the 
congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the 
LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings. {16:10} And it 
came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation 
of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the 
wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in 
the cloud. 

{16:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{16:12} I have heard the murmurings of the children of 
Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, 
and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye 
shall know that I [am] the LORD your God. { 16:13} And it 
came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered 
the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the 
host. {16:14} And when the dew that lay was gone up, 
behold, upon the face of the wilderness [there lay] a small 
round thing, [as] small as the hoar frost on the ground. 
{16:15} And when the children of Israel saw [it,] they said 
one to another, It [is] manna: for they wist not what it [was.] 
And Moses said unto them, This [is] the bread which the 
LORD hath given you to eat. 

{16:16} This [is] the thing which the LORD hath 
commanded, Gather of it every man [according to] his 
eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of 
your persons; take ye every man for [them] which [are] in 
his tents. {16:17} And the children of Israel did so, and 
gathered, some more, some less. {16:18} And when they 
did mete [it] with an omer, he that gathered much had 
nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they 
gathered every man according to his eating. {16:19} And 
Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. { 16:20} 
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some 
of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and 
stank: and Moses was wroth with them. {16:21} And they 
gathered it every morning, every man according to his 
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. 

{16:22} And it came to pass, [that] on the sixth day they 
gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one [man:] 
and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 
{16:23} And he said unto them, This [is that] which the 
LORD hath said, To morrow [is] the rest of the holy sabbath 
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seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay 
up for you to be kept until the morning. {16:24} And they 
laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not 
stink, neither was there any worm therein. {16:25} And 
Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day [is] a sabbath unto 
the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field. {16:26} 
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, [which 
is] the sabbath, in it there shall be none. 

{16:27} And it came to pass, [that] there went out [some] 
of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they 
found none. {16:28} And the LORD said unto Moses, How 
long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws? 
{ 16:29} See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, 
therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two 
days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of 
his place on the seventh day. {16:30} So the people rested 
on the seventh day. {16:31} And the house of Israel called 
the name thereof Manna: and it [was] like coriander seed, 
white; and the taste of it [was] like wafers [made] with 
honey. 

{16:32} And Moses said, This [is] the thing which the 
LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your 
generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have 
fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from 
the land of Egypt. {16:33} And Moses said unto Aaron, 
Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it 
up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations. 
{16:34} As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it 
up before the Testimony, to be kept. {16:35} And the 
children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came 
to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto 
the borders of the land of Canaan. {16:36} Now an omer 
[is] the tenth [part] of an ephah. 

{17:1} And all the congregation of the children of Israel 
journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, 
according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched 
in Rephidim: and [there was] no water for the people to 
drink. {17:2} Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, 
and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said 
unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt 
the LORD? { 17:3} And the people thirsted there for water; 
and the people murmured against Moses, and said, 
Wherefore [is] this [that] thou hast brought us up out of 
Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? 
{ 17:4} And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall 
I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. 
{17:5} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the 
people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy 
rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, 
and go. {17:6} Behold, I will stand before thee there upon 
the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there 
shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And 
Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. { 17:7} And 
he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, 
because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because 
they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or 
not? 

{17:8} Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in 
Rephidim. {17:9} And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us 
out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will 
stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine 
hand. {17:10} So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and 
fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to 
the top of the hill. {17:11} And it came to pass, when 
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let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. {17:12} But Moses' 
hands [were] heavy; and they took a stone, and put [it] 
under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up 
his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other 
side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the 
sun. {17:13} And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his 
people with the edge of the sword. {17:14} And the LORD 
said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and 
rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out 
the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. {17:15} 
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah- 
nissi: {17:16} For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn 
[that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from 
generation to generation. 

{18:1} When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father 
in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for 
Israel his people, [and] that the LORD had brought Israel 
out of Egypt; {18:2} Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, 
took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back, 
{18:3} And her two sons; of which the name of the one 
[was] Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a 
strange land: {18:4} And the name of the other [was] 
Eliezer; for the God of my father, [said he, was] mine help, 
and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh: {18:5} And 
Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his 
wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at 
the mount of God: {18:6} And he said unto Moses, I thy 
father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and 
her two sons with her. 

{ 18:7} And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and 
did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of 
[their] welfare; and they came into the tent. {18:8} And 
Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done 
unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, [and] 
all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and 
[how] the LORD delivered them. {18:9} And Jethro 
rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to 
Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the 
Egyptians. {18:10} And Jethro said, Blessed [be] the 
LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the 
Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath 
delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 
{18:11} Now I know that the LORD [is] greater than all 
gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly [he was] 
above them. { 18:12} And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took 
a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, 
and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father 
in law before God. 

{18:13} And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses 
sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from 
the morning unto the evening. {18:14} And when Moses' 
father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What 
[is] this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou 
thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning 
unto even? {18:15} And Moses said unto his father in law, 
Because the people come unto me to enquire of God: 
{18:16} When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I 
judge between one and another, and I do make [them] know 
the statutes of God, and his laws. {18:17} And Moses' 
father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest [is] 
not good. {18:18} Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, 
and this people that [is] with thee: for this thing [is] too 
heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. 
{18:19} Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee 
counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people 
to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: 



{18:20} And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, 
and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and 
the work that they must do. {18:21} Moreover thou shalt 
provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, 
men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over 
them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, 
rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: {18:22} And let them 
judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, [that] every 
great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small 
matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and 
they shall bear [the burden] with thee. {18:23} If thou shalt 
do this thing, and God command thee [so,] then thou shalt 
be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their 
place in peace. {18:24} So Moses hearkened to the voice of 
his father in law, and did all that he had said. {18:25} And 
Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them 
heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of 
hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. {18:26} And 
they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they 
brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged 
themselves. 

{18:27} And Moses let his father in law depart; and he 
went his way into his own land. 

{19:1} In the third month, when the children of Israel 
were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came 
they [into] the wilderness of Sinai. {19:2} For they were 
departed from Rephidim, and were come [to] the desert of 
Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel 
camped before the mount. {19:3} And Moses went up unto 
God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, 
saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell 
the children of Israel; {19:4} Ye have seen what I did unto 
the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles' wings, and 
brought you unto myself. {19:5} Now therefore, if ye will 
obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall 
be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the 
earth [is] mine: {19:6} And ye shall be unto me a kingdom 
of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which 
thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 

{19:7} And Moses came and called for the elders of the 
people, and laid before their faces all these words which the 
LORD commanded him. {19:8} And all the people 
answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken 
we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people 
unto the LORD. {19:9} And the LORD said unto Moses, 
Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may 
hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And 
Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 

{19:10} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the 
people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let 
them wash their clothes, {19:11} And be ready against the 
third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the 
sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. {19:12} And thou 
shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take 
heed to yourselves, [that ye] go [not] up into the mount, or 
touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall 
be surely put to death: {19:13} There shall not an hand 
touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; 
whether [it be] beast or man, it shall not live: when the 
trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 

{19:14} And Moses went down from the mount unto the 
people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their 
clothes. {19:15} And he said unto the people, Be ready 
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{19:16} And it came to pass on the third day in the 
morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a 
thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet 
exceeding loud; so that all the people that [was] in the camp 
trembled. {19:17} And Moses brought forth the people out 
of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether 
part of the mount. {19:18} And mount Sinai was altogether 
on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: 
and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, 
and the whole mount quaked greatly. { 19:19} And when the 
voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and 
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 
{19:20} And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on 
the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses [up] to 
the top of the mount; and Moses went up. {19:21} And the 
LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest 
they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of 
them perish. {19:22} And let the priests also, which come 
near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD 
break forth upon them. {19:23} And Moses said unto the 
LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou 
chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and 
sanctify it. {19:24} And the LORD said unto him, Away, 
get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron 
with thee: but let not the priests and the people break 
through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth 
upon them. {19:25} So Moses went down unto the people, 
and spake unto them. 

{20:1} And God spake all these words, saying, {20:2} I 
[am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of 
the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {20:3} Thou 
shalt have no other gods before me. {20:4} Thou shalt not 
make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any 
thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth 
beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: {20:5} 
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: 
for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the 
iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and 
fourth [generation] of them that hate me; {20:6} And 
shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and 
keep my commandments. {20:7} Thou shalt not take the 
name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not 
hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. {20:8} 
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. {20:9} Six days 
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: {20:10} But the 
seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] 
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy 
daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy 
cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: {20:11} 
For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, 
and all that in them [is,] and rested the seventh day: 
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed 
it. 

{20:12} Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days 
may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth 
thee. {20:13} Thou shalt not kill. {20:14} Thou shalt not 
commit adultery. {20:15} Thou shalt not steal. {20:16} 
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 
{20:17} Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou 
shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, 
nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing 
that [is] thy neighbour's. 

{20:18} And all the people saw the thunderings, and the 
lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain 
smoking: and when the people saw [it,] they removed, and 
stood afar off. {20:19} And they said unto Moses, Speak 



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thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with 
us, lest we die. {20:20} And Moses said unto the people, 
Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear 
may be before your faces, that ye sin not. {20:21} And the 
people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick 
darkness where God [was. 

] {20:22} And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt 
say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have 
talked with you from heaven. {20:23} Ye shall not make 
with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods 
of gold. 

{20:24} An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and 
shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace 
offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I 
record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. 
{20:25} And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou 
shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool 
upon it, thou hast polluted it. {20:26} Neither shalt thou go 
up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not 
discovered thereon. 

{21:1} Now these [are] the judgments which thou shalt 
set before them. {21:2} If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six 
years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free 
for nothing. {21:3} If he came in by himself, he shall go out 
by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out 
with him. {21:4} If his master have given him a wife, and 
she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her 
children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by 
himself. {21:5} And if the servant shall plainly say, I love 
my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: 
{21:6} Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he 
shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and 
his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he 
shall serve him for ever. 

{21:7} And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, 
she shall not go out as the menservants do. {21:8} If she 
please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, 
then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange 
nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt 
deceitfully with her. {21:9} And if he have betrothed her 
unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of 
daughters. {21:10} If he take him another [wife;] her food, 
her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. 
{21:11} And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she 
go out free without money. 

{21:12} He that smite th a man, so that he die, shall be 
surely put to death. {21:13} And if a man lie not in wait, but 
God deliver [him] into his hand; then I will appoint thee a 
place whither he shall flee. {21:14} But if a man come 
presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; 
thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die. 

{21:15} And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, 
shall be surely put to death. 

{21:16} And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if 
he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 

{21:17} And he that curseth his father, or his mother, 
shall surely be put to death. 

{21:18} And if men strive together, and one smite another 
with a stone, or with [his] fist, and he die not, but keepeth 
[his] bed: {21:19} If he rise again, and walk abroad upon 



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his staff, then shall he that smote [him] be quit: only he 
shall pay [for] the loss of his time, and shall cause [him] to 
be thoroughly healed. 

{21:20} And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with 
a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely 
punished. {21:21} Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or 
two, he shall not be punished: for he [is] his money. 

{21:22} If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so 
that her fruit depart [from her,] and yet no mischief follow: 
he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's 
husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges 
[determine. ] {21:23} And if [any] mischief follow, then 
thou shalt give life for life, {21:24} Eye for eye, tooth for 
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, {21:25} Burning for 
burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 

{21:26} And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the 
eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his 
eye's sake. {21:27} And if he smite out his manservant's 
tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for 
his tooth's sake. 

{21:28} If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: 
then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be 
eaten; but the owner of the ox [shall be] quit. {21:29} But if 
the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it 
hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, 
but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be 
stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death. {21:30} If 
there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for 
the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him. {21:31} 
Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, 
according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. 
{21:32} If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; 
he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and 
the ox shall be stoned. 

{21:33} And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall 
dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; 
{21:34} The owner of the pit shall make [it] good, [and] 
give money unto the owner of them; and the dead [beast] 
shall be his. 

{21:35} And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; 
then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; 
and the dead [ox] also they shall divide. {21:36} Or if it be 
known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his 
owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; 
and the dead shall be his own. 

{22:1 } If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or 
sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep 
for a sheep. 

{22:2} If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that 
he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. {22:3} If 
the sun be risen upon him, [there shall be] blood [shed] for 
him; [for] he should make full restitution; if he have 
nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. {22:4} If the 
theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, 
or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. 

{22:5} If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, 
and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's 
field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own 
vineyard, shall he make restitution. 



{22:6} If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the 
stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be 
consumed [therewith;] he that kindled the fire shall surely 
make restitution. 

{22:7} If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or 
stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the 
thief be found, let him pay double. {22:8} If the thief be not 
found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto 
the judges, [to see] whether he have put his hand unto his 
neighbour's goods. {22:9} For all manner of trespass, 
[whether it be] for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] 
for any manner of lost thing, which [another] challengeth to 
be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the 
judges; [and] whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay 
double unto his neighbour. {22:10} If a man deliver unto 
his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to 
keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing 
[it: ] {22:11} [Then] shall an oath of the LORD be between 
them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his 
neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept 
[thereof,] and he shall not make [it] good. {22:12} And if it 
be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner 
thereof. {22:13} If it be torn in pieces, [then] let him bring 
it [for] witness, [and] he shall not make good that which 
was torn. 

{22:14} And if a man borrow [ought] of his neighbour, 
and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof [being] not with it, 
he shall surely make [it] good. {22:15} [But] if the owner 
thereof [be] with it, he shall not make [it] good: if it [be] an 
hired [thing,] it came for his hire. 

{22:16} And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, 
and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 
{22:17} If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he 
shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 

{22:18} Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 

{22:19} Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put 
to death. 

{22:20} He that sacrificeth unto [any] god, save unto the 
LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. 

{22:21} Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress 
him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 

{22:22} Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless 
child. {22:23} If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry 
at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; {22:24} And my 
wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and 
your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. 

{22:25} If thou lend money to [any of] my people [that is] 
poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither 
shalt thou lay upon him usury. {22:26} If thou at all take 
thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto 
him by that the sun goeth down: {22:27} For that [is] his 
covering only, it [is] his raiment for his skin: wherein shall 
he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, 
that I will hear; for I [am] gracious. 

{22:28} Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler 
of thy people. 

{22:29} Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe 
fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou 



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give unto me. {22:30} Likewise shalt thou do with thine 
oxen, [and] with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his 
dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me. 

{22:31} And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall 
ye eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field; ye shall 
cast it to the dogs. 

{23:1} Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine 
hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 

{23:2} Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; 
neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to 
wrest [judgment: 

]{23:3} Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his 
cause. 

{23:4} If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going 
astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. {23:5} If 
thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his 
burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely 
help with him. {23:6} Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of 
thy poor in his cause. {23:7} Keep thee far from a false 
matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I 
will not justify the wicked. 

{23:8} And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth 
the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 

{23:9} Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know 
the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land 
of Egypt. {23:10} And six years thou shalt sow thy land, 
and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: {23:11} But the 
seventh [year] thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor 
of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the 
field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy 
vineyard, [and] with thy oliveyard. {23:12} Six days thou 
shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: 
that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy 
handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. {23:13} And 
in all [things] that I have said unto you be circumspect: and 
make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be 
heard out of thy mouth. 

{23:14} Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the 
year. {23:15} Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened 
bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I 
commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; 
for in it thou earnest out from Egypt: and none shall appear 
before me empty:) {23:16} And the feast of harvest, the 
firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: 
and the feast of ingathering, [which is] in the end of the 
year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 
{23:17} Three times in the year all thy males shall appear 
before the Lord GOD. {23:18} Thou shalt not offer the 
blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the 
fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. {23:19} The 
first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the 
house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in 
his mother's milk. 

{23:20} Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee 
in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have 
prepared. {23:21} Beware of him, and obey his voice, 
provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: 
for my name [is] in him. {23:22} But if thou shalt indeed 
obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an 
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adversaries. {23:23} For mine Angel shall go before thee, 
and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and 
the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the 
Jebusites: and I will cut them off. {23:24} Thou shalt not 
bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their 
works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite 
break down their images. {23:25} And ye shall serve the 
LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy 
water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 

{23:26} There shall nothing cast their young, nor be 
barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. 
{23:27} I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all 
the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all 
thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. {23:28} And I will 
send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, 
the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. {23:29} I 
will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the 
land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply 
against thee. {23:30} By little and little I will drive them 
out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the 
land. {23:31} And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea 
even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto 
the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into 
your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. 
{23:32} Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with 
their gods. {23:33} They shall not dwell in thy land, lest 
they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, 
it will surely be a snare unto thee. 

{24:1} And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the 
LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of 
the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. {24:2} And 
Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not 
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him. 

{24:3} And Moses came and told the people all the words 
of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people 
answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the 
LORD hath said will we do. {24:4} And Moses wrote all 
the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, 
and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, 
according to the twelve tribes of Israel. {24:5} And he sent 
young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt 
offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the 
LORD. {24:6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put 
[it] in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the 
altar. {24:7} And he took the book of the covenant, and 
read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that 
the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. {24:8} 
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, 
and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the 
LORD hath made with you concerning all these words. 

{24:9} Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and 
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: {24:10} And they 
saw the God of Israel: and [there was] under his feet as it 
were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the 
body of heaven in [his] clearness. {24:11} And upon the 
nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also 
they saw God, and did eat and drink. 

{24:12} And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me 
into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of 
stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; 
that thou mayest teach them. {24:13} And Moses rose up, 
and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount 
of God. {24:14} And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here 
for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron 



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and Hur [are] with you: if any man have any matters to do, 
let him come unto them. {24:15} And Moses went up into 
the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. {24:16} And the 
glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud 
covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto 
Moses out of the midst of the cloud. {24:17} And the sight 
of the glory of the LORD [was] like devouring fire on the 
top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. 
{24:18} And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and 
gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount 
forty days and forty nights. 

{25:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {25:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an 
offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart 
ye shall take my offering. {25:3} And this [is] the offering 
which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 
{25:4} And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and 
goats [hair, ]{25:5} And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' 
skins, and shittim wood, {25:6} Oil for the light, spices for 
anointing oil, and for sweet incense, {25:7} Onyx stones, 
and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 
{25:8} And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell 
among them. {25:9} According to all that I shew thee, 
[after] the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the 
instruments thereof, even so shall ye make [it. 

]{25:10} And they shall make an ark [of] shittim wood: 
two cubits and a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a 
cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half 
the height thereof. {25:11} And thou shalt overlay it with 
pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt 
make upon it a crown of gold round about. {25:12} And 
thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put [them] in the 
four corners thereof; and two rings [shall be] in the one side 
of it, and two rings in the other side of it. {25:13} And thou 
shalt make staves [of] shittim wood, and overlay them with 
gold. {25:14} And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by 
the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. 
{25:15} The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they 
shall not be taken from it. {25:16} And thou shalt put into 
the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. {25:17} And 
thou shalt make a mercy seat [of] pure gold: two cubits and 
a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the 
breadth thereof. {25:18} And thou shalt make two 
cherubims [of] gold, [of] beaten work shalt thou make them, 
in the two ends of the mercy seat. {25:19} And make one 
cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other 
end: [even] of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims 
on the two ends thereof. {25:20} And the cherubim shall 
stretch forth [their] wings on high, covering the mercy seat 
with their wings, and their faces [shall look] one to another; 
toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. 
{25:21} And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the 
ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall 
give thee. {25:22} And there I will meet with thee, and I 
will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from 
between the two cherubims which [are] upon the ark of the 
testimony, of all [things] which I will give thee in 
commandment unto the children of Israel. 

{25:23} Thou shalt also make a table [of] shittim wood: 
two cubits [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit the 
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 
{25:24} And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make 
thereto a crown of gold round about. {25:25} And thou 
shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, 
and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof 
round about. {25:26} And thou shalt make for it four rings 



of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that [are] on 
the four feet thereof. {25:27} Over against the border shall 
the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table. 
{25:28} And thou shalt make the staves [of] shittim wood, 
and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne 
with them. {25:29} And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, 
and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, 
to cover withal: [of] pure gold shalt thou make them. 
{25:30} And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before 
me alway. 

{25:31} And thou shalt make a candlestick [of] pure gold: 
[of] beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, 
and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, 
shall be of the same. {25:32} And six branches shall come 
out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of 
the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the 
other side: {25:33} Three bowls made like unto almonds, 
[with] a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls 
made like almonds in the other branch, [with] a knop and a 
flower: so in the six branches that come out of the 
candlestick. {25:34} And in the candlestick [shall be] four 
bowls made like unto almonds, [with] their knops and their 
flowers. {25:35} And [there shall be] a knop under two 
branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the 
same, and a knop under two branches of the same, 
according to the six branches that proceed out of the 
candlestick. {25:36} Their knops and their branches shall be 
of the same: all it [shall be] one beaten work [of] pure gold. 
{25:37} And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and 
they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light 
over against it. {25:38} And the tongs thereof, and the 
snuffdishes thereof, [shall be of] pure gold. {25:39} [Of] a 
talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. 
{25:40} And look that thou make [them] after their pattern, 
which was shewed thee in the mount. 

{26:1} Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] 
ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and 
scarlet: [with] cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make 
them. {26:2} The length of one curtain [shall be] eight and 
twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: 
and every one of the curtains shall have one measure. 
{26:3} The five curtains shall be coupled together one to 
another; and [other] five curtains [shall be] coupled one to 
another. {26:4} And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the 
edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; 
and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of 
[another] curtain, in the coupling of the second. {26:5} Fifty 
loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops 
shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the 
coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of 
another. {26:6} And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, 
and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall 
be one tabernacle. 

{26:7} And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats' [hair] to 
be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou 
make. {26:8} The length of one curtain [shall be] thirty 
cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the 
eleven curtains [shall be all] of one measure. {26:9} And 
thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six 
curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in 
the forefront of the tabernacle. {26:10} And thou shalt 
make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain [that is] 
outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the 
curtain which coupleth the second. {26:11} And thou shalt 
make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, 
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And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, 
the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside 
of the tabernacle. {26:13} And a cubit on the one side, and 
a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the 
length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides 
of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. 
{26:14} And thou shalt make a covering for the tent [of] 
rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above [of] badgers 
skins. 

{26:15} And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle 
[of] shittim wood standing up. {26:16} Ten cubits [shall be] 
the length of a board, and a cubit and a half [shall be] the 
breadth of one board. {26:17} Two tenons [shall there be] 
in one board, set in order one against another: thus shalt 
thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle. {26:18} And 
thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards 
on the south side southward. {26:19} And thou shalt make 
forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets 
under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under 
another board for his two tenons. {26:20} And for the 
second side of the tabernacle on the north side [there shall 
be] twenty boards: {26:21} And their forty sockets [of] 
silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under 
another board. {26:22} And for the sides of the tabernacle 
westward thou shalt make six boards. {26:23} And two 
boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in 
the two sides. {26:24} And they shall be coupled together 
beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head 
of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall 
be for the two corners. {26:25} And they shall be eight 
boards, and their sockets [of] silver, sixteen sockets; two 
sockets under one board, and two sockets under another 
board. 

{26:26} And thou shalt make bars [of] shittim wood; five 
for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {26:27} 
And five bars for the boards of the other side of the 
tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the 
tabernacle, for the two sides westward. {26:28} And the 
middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to 
end. {26:29} And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, 
and make their rings [of] gold [for] places for the bars: and 
thou shalt overlay the bars with gold. {26:30} And thou 
shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof 
which was shewed thee in the mount. 

{26:31} And thou shalt make a vail [of] blue, and purple, 
and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with 
cherubims shall it be made: {26:32} And thou shalt hang it 
upon four pillars of shittim [wood] overlaid with gold: their 
hooks [shall be of] gold, upon the four sockets of silver. 

{26:33} And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, 
that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of 
the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between 
the holy [place] and the most holy. {26:34} And thou shalt 
put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most 
holy [place. ] {26:35} And thou shalt set the table without 
the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the 
side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put 
the table on the north side. {26:36} And thou shalt make an 
hanging for the door of the tent, [of] blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. 
{26:37} And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars 
[of] shittim [wood,] and overlay them with gold, [and] their 
hooks [shall be of] gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of 
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{27:1} And thou shalt make an altar [of] shittim wood, 
five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be 
foursquare: and the height thereof [shall be] three cubits. 
{27:2} And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four 
corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou 
shalt overlay it with brass. {27:3} And thou shalt make his 
pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, 
and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof 
thou shalt make [of] brass. {27:4} And thou shalt make for 
it a grate of network [of] brass; and upon the net shalt thou 
make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof. {27:5} 
And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, 
that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. {27:6} 
And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves [of] shittim 
wood, and overlay them with brass. {27:7} And the staves 
shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the 
two sides of the altar, to bear it. {27:8} Hollow with boards 
shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so 
shall they make [it. 

]{27:9} And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: 
for the south side southward [there shall be] hangings for 
the court [of] fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for 
one side: {27:10} And the twenty pillars thereof and their 
twenty sockets [shall be of] brass; the hooks of the pillars 
and their fillets [shall be of] silver. {27:11} And likewise 
for the north side in length [there shall be] hangings of an 
hundred [cubits] long, and his twenty pillars and their 
twenty sockets [of] brass; the hooks of the pillars and their 
fillets [of] silver. 

{27:12} And [for] the breadth of the court on the west 
side [shall be] hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and 
their sockets ten. {27:13} And the breadth of the court on 
the east side eastward [shall be] fifty cubits. {27:14} The 
hangings of one side [of the gate shall be] fifteen cubits: 
their pillars three, and their sockets three. {27:15} And on 
the other side [shall be] hangings fifteen [cubits:] their 
pillars three, and their sockets three. 

{27:16} And for the gate of the court [shall be] an 
hanging of twenty cubits, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: [and] their 
pillars [shall be] four, and their sockets four. {27:17} All 
the pillars round about the court [shall be] filleted with 
silver; their hooks [shall be of] silver, and their sockets of 
brass. 

{27:18} The length of the court [shall be] an hundred 
cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five 
cubits [of] fine twined linen, and their sockets [of] brass. 
{27:19} All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service 
thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, 
[shall be of] brass. 

{27:20} And thou shalt command the children of Israel, 
that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to 
cause the lamp to burn always. {27:21} In the tabernacle of 
the congregation without the vail, which [is] before the 
testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to 
morning before the LORD: [it shall be] a statute for ever 
unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. 

{28:1 } And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his 
sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he 
may minister unto me in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, 
Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. 
{28:2} And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy 
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speak unto all [that are] wise hearted, whom I have filled 
with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's 
garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in 
the priest's office. {28:4} And these [are] the garments 
which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a 
robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they 
shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his 
sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. 
{28:5} And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine linen. 

{28:6} And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue, 
and [of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with 
cunning work. {28:7} It shall have the two shoulderpieces 
thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be 
joined together. {28:8} And the curious girdle of the ephod, 
which [is] upon it, shall be of the same, according to the 
work thereof; [even of] gold, [of] blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine twined linen. {28:9} And thou shalt take 
two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the 
children of Israel: {28:10} Six of their names on one stone, 
and [the other] six names of the rest on the other stone, 
according to their birth. {28:11} With the work of an 
engraver in stone, [like] the engravings of a signet, shalt 
thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children 
of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold. 
{28:12} And thou shalt put the two stones upon the 
shoulders of the ephod [for] stones of memorial unto the 
children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before 
the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial. 

{28:13} And thou shalt make ouches [of] gold; {28:14} 
And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends; [of] wreathen 
work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains 
to the ouches. 

{28:15} And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment 
with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt 
make it; [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] 
scarlet, and [of] fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. 
{28:16} Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span 
[shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the 
breadth thereof. {28:17} And thou shalt set in it settings of 
stones, [even] four rows of stones: [the first] row [shall be] 
a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: [this shall be] the first 
row. {28:18} And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a 
sapphire, and a diamond. {28:19} And the third row a 
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {28:20} And the fourth 
row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in 
gold in their inclosings. {28:21} And the stones shall be 
with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according 
to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet; every one 
with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. 

{28:22} And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains 
at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {28:23} And 
thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and 
shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 
{28:24} And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of 
gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the 
breastplate. {28:25} And [the other] two ends of the two 
wreathen [chains] thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and 
put [them] on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it. 

{28:26} And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou 
shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the 
border thereof, which [is] in the side of the ephod inward. 
{28:27} And two [other] rings of gold thou shalt make, and 
shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, 



toward the forepart thereof, over against the [other] 
coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod. 
{28:28} And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings 
thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that 
[it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that 
the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. {28:29} And 
Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the 
breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in 
unto the holy [place,] for a memorial before the LORD 
continually. 

{28:30} And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment 
the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's 
heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall 
bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart 
before the LORD continually. 

{28:31} And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all 
[of] blue. {28:32} And there shall be an hole in the top of it, 
in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work 
round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an 
habergeon, that it be not rent. 

{28:33} And [beneath] upon the hem of it thou shalt make 
pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, 
round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between 
them round about: {28:34} A golden bell and a 
pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the 
hem of the robe round about. {28:35} And it shall be upon 
Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he 
goeth in unto the holy [place] before the LORD, and when 
he cometh out, that he die not. 

{28:36} And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and 
grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS 
TO THE LORD. {28:37} And thou shalt put it on a blue 
lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the 
mitre it shall be. {28:38} And it shall be upon Aaron's 
forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy 
things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their 
holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that 
they may be accepted before the LORD. 

{28:39} And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, 
and thou shalt make the mitre [of] fine linen, and thou shalt 
make the girdle [of] needlework. 

{28:40} And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and 
thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou 
make for them, for glory and for beauty. {28:41} And thou 
shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with 
him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and 
sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's 
office. {28:42} And thou shalt make them linen breeches to 
cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs 
they shall reach: {28:43} And they shall be upon Aaron, 
and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of 
the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to 
minister in the holy [place;] that they bear not iniquity, and 
die: [it shall be] a statute for ever unto him and his seed 
after him. 

{29:1 } And this [is] the thing that thou shalt do unto them 
to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: 
Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish, 
{29:2} And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened 
tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: 
[of] wheaten flour shalt thou make them. {29:3} And thou 
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with the bullock and the two rams. {29:4} And Aaron and 
his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of 
the congregation, and shalt wash them with water. {29:5} 
And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the 
coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the 
breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the 
ephod: {29:6} And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, 
and put the holy crown upon the mitre. {29:7} Then shalt 
thou take the anointing oil, and pour [it] upon his head, and 
anoint him. {29:8} And thou shalt bring his sons, and put 
coats upon them. {29:9} And thou shalt gird them with 
girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: 
and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: 
and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. {29:10} And 
thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the 
tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall 
put their hands upon the head of the bullock. {29:11} And 
thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, [by] the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation. {29:12} And thou 
shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put [it] upon the 
horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood 
beside the bottom of the altar. {29:13} And thou shalt take 
all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul [that is] 
above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon 
them, and burn [them] upon the altar. {29:14} But the flesh 
of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn 
with fire without the camp: it [is] a sin offering. 

{29:15} Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his 
sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. {29:16} 
And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, 
and sprinkle [it] round about upon the altar. {29:17} And 
thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of 
him, and his legs, and put [them] unto his pieces, and unto 
his head. {29:18} And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon 
the altar: it [is] a burnt offering unto the LORD: it [is] a 
sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 

{29:19} And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and 
his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. 
{29:20} Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, 
and put [it] upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon 
the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of 
their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, 
and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. {29:21} 
And thou shalt take of the blood that [is] upon the altar, and 
of the anointing oil, and sprinkle [it] upon Aaron, and upon 
his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of 
his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his 
garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. 
{29:22} Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the 
rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the [caul] 
above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] 
upon them, and the right shoulder; for it [is] a ram of 
consecration: {29:23} And one loaf of bread, and one cake 
of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the 
unleavened bread that [is] before the LORD: {29:24} And 
thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of 
his sons; and shalt wave them [for] a wave offering before 
the LORD. {29:25} And thou shalt receive them of their 
hands, and burn [them] upon the altar for a burnt offering, 
for a sweet savour before the LORD: it [is] an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD. {29:26} And thou shalt take 
the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it 
[for] a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy 
part. {29:27} And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave 
offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is 
waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the 
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[that] which is for his sons: {29:28} And it shall be Aaron's 
and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of 
Israel: for it [is] an heave offering: and it shall be an heave 
offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their 
peace offerings, [even] their heave offering unto the LORD. 

{29:29} And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his 
sons' after him, to be anointed therein, and to be 
consecrated in them. {29:30} [And] that son that is priest in 
his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into 
the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy 
[place. 

] {29:31 } And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, 
and seethe his flesh in the holy place. {29:32} And Aaron 
and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that 
[is] in the basket, [by] the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. {29:33} And they shall eat those things 
wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate [and] to 
sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat [thereof,] because 
they [are] holy. {29:34} And if ought of the flesh of the 
consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, 
then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be 
eaten, because it [is] holy. {29:35} And thus shalt thou do 
unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all [things] which 
I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate 
them. {29:36} And thou shalt offer every day a bullock 
[for] a sin offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the 
altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou 
shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. {29:37} Seven days thou shalt 
make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall 
be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be 
holy. 

{29:38} Now this [is that] which thou shalt offer upon the 
altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. 
{29:39} The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and 
the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: {29:40} And with 
the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth 
part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of 
wine [for] a drink offering. {29:41} And the other lamb 
thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to 
the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink 
offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by 
fire unto the LORD. {29:42} [This shall be] a continual 
burnt offering throughout your generations [at] the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where 
I will meet you, to speak there unto thee. {29:43} And there 
I will meet with the children of Israel, and [the tabernacle] 
shall be sanctified by my glory. {29:44} And I will sanctify 
the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will 
sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in 
the priest's office. 

{29:45} And I will dwell among the children of Israel, 
and will be their God. {29:46} And they shall know that I 
[am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of 
the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the 
LORD their God. 

{30:1} And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: 
[of] shittim wood shalt thou make it. {30:2} A cubit [shall 
be] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; 
foursquare shall it be: and two cubits [shall be] the height 
thereof: the horns thereof [shall be] of the same. {30:3} And 
thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the 
sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou 
shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. {30:4} And 
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by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt 
thou make [it;] and they shall be for places for the staves to 
bear it withal. {30:5} And thou shalt make the staves [of] 
shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. { 30:6 } And thou 
shalt put it before the vail that [is] by the ark of the 
testimony, before the mercy seat that [is] over the 
testimony, where I will meet with thee. {30:7} And Aaron 
shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he 
dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. {30:8} 
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn 
incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD 
throughout your generations. {30:9} Ye shall offer no 
strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat 
offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon. 
{30:10} And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the 
horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering 
of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement 
upon it throughout your generations: it [is] most holy unto 
the LORD. 

{30:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{30:12} When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel 
after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom 
for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; 
that there be no plague among them, when [thou] numberest 
them. {30:13} This they shall give, every one that passeth 
among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the 
shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel [is] twenty gerahs:) an 
half shekel [shall be] the offering of the LORD. {30:14} 
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from 
twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the 
LORD. {30:15} The rich shall not give more, and the poor 
shall not give less than half a shekel, when [they] give an 
offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your 
souls. {30:16} And thou shalt take the atonement money of 
the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of 
the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a 
memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to 
make an atonement for your souls. 

{30:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{30:18} Thou shalt also make a laver [of] brass, and his 
foot [also of] brass, to wash [withal:] and thou shalt put it 
between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, 
and thou shalt put water therein. {30:19} For Aaron and his 
sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: {30:20} 
When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they 
shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come 
near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire 
unto the LORD: {30:21 } So they shall wash their hands and 
their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever 
to them, [even] to him and to his seed throughout their 
generations. 

{30:22} Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{30:23} Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure 
myrrh five hundred [shekels,] and of sweet cinnamon half 
so much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels,] and of 
sweet calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels, ]{ 30:24} 
And of cassia five hundred [shekels,] after the shekel of the 
sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: {30:25} And thou shalt 
make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after 
the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. 
{30:26} And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the 
congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony, 
{30:27} And the table and all his vessels, and the 
candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense, {30:28} 
And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the 
laver and his foot. {30:29} And thou shalt sanctify them, 



that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall 
be holy. {30:30} And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, 
and consecrate them, that [they] may minister unto me in 
the priest's office. {30:31} And thou shalt speak unto the 
children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil 
unto me throughout your generations. {30:32} Upon man's 
flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make [any 
other] like it, after the composition of it: it [is] holy, [and] it 
shall be holy unto you. {30:33} Whosoever compoundeth 
[any] like it, or whosoever putteth [any] of it upon a 
stranger, shall even be cut off from his people. 

{30:34} And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee 
sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; [these] 
sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a 
like [weight: ]{ 30:35} And thou shalt make it a perfume, a 
confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered 
together, pure [and] holy: {30:36} And thou shalt beat 
[some] of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in 
the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with 
thee: it shall be unto you most holy. {30:37} And [as for] 
the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to 
yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be 
unto thee holy for the LORD. {30:38} Whosoever shall 
make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off 
from his people. 

{31:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {31:2} 
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son 
of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: {31:3} And I have filled him 
with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and 
in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, {31:4} 
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and 
in brass, {31:5} And in cutting of stones, to set [them,] and 
in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. 
{31:6} And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the 
son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of 
all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may 
make all that I have commanded thee; {31:7} The 
tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, 
and the mercy seat that [is] thereupon, and all the furniture 
of the tabernacle, {31:8} And the table and his furniture, 
and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar 
of incense, {31:9} And the altar of burnt offering with all 
his furniture, and the laver and his foot, {31:10} And the 
cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the 
priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the 
priest's office, {31:11} And the anointing oil, and sweet 
incense for the holy [place:] according to all that I have 
commanded thee shall they do. 

{31:12} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{31:13} Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, 
Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between 
me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know 
that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you. {31:14} Ye 
shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it [is] holy unto you: 
every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for 
whosoever doeth [any] work therein, that soul shall be cut 
off from among his people. {31:15} Six days may work be 
done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the 
LORD: whosoever doeth [any] work in the sabbath day, he 
shall surely be put to death. {31:16} Wherefore the children 
of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath 
throughout their generations, [for] a perpetual covenant. 
{31:17} It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel 
for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, 
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{31:18} And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an 
end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables 
of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God. 

{32:1} And when the people saw that Moses delayed to 
come down out of the mount, the people gathered 
themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, 
make us gods, which shall go before us; for [as for] this 
Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, 
we wot not what is become of him. {32:2} And Aaron said 
unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the 
ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and 
bring [them] unto me. {32:3} And all the people brake off 
the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought 
[them] unto Aaron. {32:4} And he received [them] at their 
hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had 
made it a molten calf: and they said, These [be] thy gods, O 
Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 
{32:5} And when Aaron saw [it,] he built an altar before it; 
and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow [is] a 
feast to the LORD. {32:6} And they rose up early on the 
morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace 
offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and 
rose up to play. 

{32:7} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee 
down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land 
of Egypt, have corrupted [themselves: ]{32:8} They have 
turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded 
them: they have made them a molten calf, and have 
worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, 
These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up 
out of the land of Egypt. {32:9} And the LORD said unto 
Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it [is] a 
stiffnecked people: {32:10} Now therefore let me alone, 
that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may 
consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 
{32:11} And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, 
LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, 
which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with 
great power, and with a mighty hand? {32:12} Wherefore 
should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he 
bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to 
consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy 
fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 
{32:13} Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy 
servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst 
unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, 
and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your 
seed, and they shall inherit [it] for ever. {32:14} And the 
LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his 
people. 

{32:15} And Moses turned, and went down from the 
mount, and the two tables of the testimony [were] in his 
hand: the tables [were] written on both their sides; on the 
one side and on the other [were] they written. {32:16} And 
the tables [were] the work of God, and the writing [was] the 
writing of God, graven upon the tables. {32:17} And when 
Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said 
unto Moses, [There is] a noise of war in the camp. {32:18} 
And he said, [It is] not the voice of [them that] shout for 
mastery, neither [is it] the voice of [them that] cry for being 
overcome: [but] the noise of [them that] sing do I hear. 

{32:19} And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh 
unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and 
Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his 
hands, and brake them beneath the mount. {32:20} And he 



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took the calf which they had made, and burnt [it] in the fire, 
and ground [it] to powder, and strawed [it] upon the water, 
and made the children of Israel drink [of it. ]{ 32:21} And 
Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that 
thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? {32:22} And 
Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou 
knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief. {32:23} 
For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before 
us: for [as for] this Moses, the man that brought us up out of 
the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 
{32:24} And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let 
them break [it] off. So they gave [it] me: then I cast it into 
the fire, and there came out this calf. 

{32:25} And when Moses saw that the people [were] 
naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto [their] shame 
among their enemies:) {32:26} Then Moses stood in the 
gate of the camp, and said, Who [is] on the LORD'S side? 
[let him come] unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered 
themselves together unto him. {32:27} And he said unto 
them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man 
his sword by his side, [and] go in and out from gate to gate 
throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and 
every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. 
{32:28} And the children of Levi did according to the word 
of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three 
thousand men. {32:29} For Moses had said, Consecrate 
yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his 
son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a 
blessing this day. 

{32:30} And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses 
said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I 
will go up unto the LORD; perad venture I shall make an 
atonement for your sin. {32:31} And Moses returned unto 
the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, 
and have made them gods of gold. {32:32} Yet now, if thou 
wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out 
of thy book which thou hast written. {32:33} And the 
LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, 
him will I blot out of my book. {32:34} Therefore now go, 
lead the people unto [the place] of which I have spoken unto 
thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless 
in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them. 
{32:35} And the LORD plagued the people, because they 
made the calf, which Aaron made. 

{33:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, [and] go 
up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up 
out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will 
I give it: {33:2} And I will send an angel before thee; and I 
will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, 
and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: {33:3} Unto 
a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in 
the midst of thee; for thou [art] a stiffnecked people: lest I 
consume thee in the way. 

{33:4} And when the people heard these evil tidings, they 
mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. {33:5} 
For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children 
of Israel, Ye [are] a stiffnecked people: I will come up into 
the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore 
now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what 
to do unto thee. {33:6} And the children of Israel stripped 
themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb. {33:7} 
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the 
camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle 
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which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the 
congregation, which [was] without the camp. {33:8} And it 
came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, 
[that] all the people rose up, and stood every man [at] his 
tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into 
the tabernacle. {33:9} And it came to pass, as Moses 
entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and 
stood [at] the door of the tabernacle, and [the] LORD talked 
with Moses. {33:10} And all the people saw the cloudy 
pillar stand [at] the tabernacle door: and all the people rose 
up and worshipped, every man [in] his tent door. {33:11} 
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man 
speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: 
but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, 
departed not out of the tabernacle. 

{33:12} And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest 
unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me 
know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I 
know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my 
sight. {33:13} Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found 
grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know 
thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that 
this nation [is] thy people. {33:14} And he said, My 
presence shall go [with thee,] and I will give thee rest. 
{33:15} And he said unto him, If thy presence go not [with 
me,] carry us not up hence. {33:16} For wherein shall it be 
known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy 
sight? [is it] not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be 
separated, I and thy people, from all the people that [are] 
upon the face of the earth. {33:17} And the LORD said 
unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: 
for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by 
name. {33:18} And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy 
glory. {33:19} And he said, I will make all my goodness 
pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD 
before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be 
gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 
{33:20} And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there 
shall no man see me, and live. {33:21 } And the LORD said, 
Behold, [there is] a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a 
rock: {33:22} And it shall come to pass, while my glory 
passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will 
cover thee with my hand while I pass by: {33:23} And I 
will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: 
but my face shall not be seen. 

{34:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two 
tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon 
[these] tables the words that were in the first tables, which 
thou brakest. {34:2} And be ready in the morning, and 
come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present 
thyself there to me in the top of the mount. {34:3} And no 
man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen 
throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds 
feed before that mount. 

{34:4} And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the 
first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up 
unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and 
took in his hand the two tables of stone. {34:5} And the 
LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, 
and proclaimed the name of the LORD. {34:6} And the 
LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, 
The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and 
abundant in goodness and truth, {34:7} Keeping mercy for 
thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and 
that will by no means clear [the guilty;] visiting the iniquity 
of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's 



children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation. 
]{34:8} And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward 
the earth, and worshipped. {34:9} And he said, If now I 
have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray 
thee, go among us; for it [is] a stiffnecked people; and 
pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine 
inheritance. 

{34:10} And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before 
all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done 
in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among 
which thou [art] shall see the work of the LORD: for it [is] a 
terrible thing that I will do with thee. { 34: 1 1 } Observe thou 
that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out 
before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, 
and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. {34:12} 
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the 
inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a 
snare in the midst of thee: {34:13} But ye shall destroy their 
altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: 
{34:14} For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, 
whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God: {34:15} Lest 
thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and 
they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto 
their gods, and [one] call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; 
{34:16} And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and 
their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy 
sons go a whoring after their gods. {34:17} Thou shalt 
make thee no molten gods. 

{34:18} The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. 
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I 
commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the 
month Abib thou earnest out from Egypt. {34:19} All that 
openeth the matrix [is] mine; and every firstling among thy 
cattle, [whether] ox or sheep, [that is male. ]{ 34:20} But the 
firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou 
redeem [him] not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the 
firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall 
appear before me empty. 

{34:21} Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day 
thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 

{34:22} And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the 
firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at 
the year's end. 

{34:23} Thrice in the year shall all your men children 
appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. {34:24} For 
I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy 
borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou 
shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the 
year. {34:25} Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice 
with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the 
passover be left unto the morning. {34:26} The first of the 
firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the 
LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's 
milk. {34:27} And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou 
these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a 
covenant with thee and with Israel. {34:28} And he was 
there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did 
neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the 
tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 

{34:29} And it came to pass, when Moses came down 
from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in 
Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that 
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talked with him. {34:30} And when Aaron and all the 
children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face 
shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. {34:31 } And 
Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the 
congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with 
them. {34:32} And afterward all the children of Israel came 
nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD 
had spoken with him in mount Sinai. {34:33} And [till] 
Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his 
face. {34:34} But when Moses went in before the LORD to 
speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And 
he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel [that] 
which he was commanded. {34:35} And the children of 
Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face 
shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he 
went in to speak with him. 

{35:1} And Moses gathered all the congregation of the 
children of Israel together, and said unto them, These [are] 
the words which the LORD hath commanded, that [ye] 
should do them. {35:2} Six days shall work be done, but on 
the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath 
of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be 
put to death. {35:3} Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your 
habitations upon the sabbath day. 

{35:4} And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the 
children of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the 
LORD commanded, saying, {35:5} Take ye from among 
you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever [is] of a willing 
heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and 
silver, and brass, {35:6} And blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine linen, and goats' [hair, ]{35:7} And rams' skins 
dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, {35:8} And 
oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the 
sweet incense, {35:9} And onyx stones, and stones to be set 
for the ephod, and for the breastplate. {35:10} And every 
wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the 
LORD hath commanded; {35:11} The tabernacle, his tent, 
and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his 
pillars, and his sockets, {35:12} The ark, and the staves 
thereof, [with] the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering, 
{35:13} The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and 
the shewbread, {35:14} The candlestick also for the light, 
and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light, 
{35:15} And the incense altar, and his staves, and the 
anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the 
door at the entering in of the tabernacle, {35:16} The altar 
of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all 
his vessels, the laver and his foot, {35:17} The hangings of 
the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for 
the door of the court, {35:18} The pins of the tabernacle, 
and the pins of the court, and their cords, {35:19} The 
cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place,] the holy 
garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, 
to minister in the priest's office. 

{35:20} And all the congregation of the children of Israel 
departed from the presence of Moses. {35:21} And they 
came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one 
whom his spirit made willing, [and] they brought the 
LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy 
garments. {35:22} And they came, both men and women, as 
many as were willing hearted, [and] brought bracelets, and 
earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every 
man that offered [offered] an offering of gold unto the 
LORD. {35:23} And every man, with whom was found 
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[hair,] and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, brought 
[them. ]{ 35:24} Every one that did offer an offering of 
silver and brass brought the LORD'S offering: and every 
man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of 
the service, brought [it. ]{ 35:25} And all the women that 
were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought 
that which they had spun, [both] of blue, and of purple, 
[and] of scarlet, and of fine linen. {35:26} And all the 
women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' 
[hair. ]{ 35:27} And the rulers brought onyx stones, and 
stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 
{35:28} And spice, and oil for the light, and for the 
anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. {35:29} The 
children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, 
every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to 
bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had 
commanded to be made by the hand of Moses. 

{35:30} And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, 
the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the 
son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; {35:31 } And he hath filled 
him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, 
and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; 
{35:32} And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and 
in silver, and in brass, {35:33} And in the cutting of stones, 
to set [them,] and in carving of wood, to make any manner 
of cunning work. {35:34} And he hath put in his heart that 
he may teach, [both] he, and Aholiab, the son of 
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. {35:35} Them hath he 
filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of 
the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the 
embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine 
linen, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do any work, 
and of those that devise cunning work. 

{36:1} Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every 
wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and 
understanding to know how to work all manner of work for 
the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD 
had commanded. {36:2} And Moses called Bezaleel and 
Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the 
LORD had put wisdom, [even] every one whose heart 
stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: {36:3} And 
they received of Moses all the offering, which the children 
of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the 
sanctuary, to make it [withal.] And they brought yet unto 
him free offerings every morning. {36:4} And all the wise 
men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every 
man from his work which they made; 

{36:5} And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people 
bring much more than enough for the service of the work, 
which the LORD commanded to make. {36:6} And Moses 
gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed 
throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman 
make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So 
the people were restrained from bringing. {36:7} For the 
stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and 
too much. 

{36:8} And every wise hearted man among them that 
wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains [of] 
fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] 
cherubims of cunning work made he them. {36:9} The 
length of one curtain [was] twenty and eight cubits, and the 
breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains [were] all of 
one size. {36:10} And he coupled the five curtains one unto 
another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one unto 
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one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he 
made in the uttermost side of [another] curtain, in the 
coupling of the second. {36:12} Fifty loops made he in one 
curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain 
which [was] in the coupling of the second: the loops held 
one [curtain] to another. {36:13} And he made fifty taches 
of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the 
taches: so it became one tabernacle. 

{36:14} And he made curtains [of] goats' [hair] for the 
tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. 
{36:15} The length of one curtain [was] thirty cubits, and 
four cubits [was] the breadth of one curtain: the eleven 
curtains [were] of one size. {36:16} And he coupled five 
curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 
{36:17} And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of 
the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the 
edge of the curtain which coupleth the second. {36:18} And 
he made fifty taches [of] brass to couple the tent together, 
that it might be one. {36:19} And he made a covering for 
the tent [of] rams' skins dyed red, and a covering [of] 
badgers' skins above [that. 

]{ 36:20} And he made boards for the tabernacle [of] 
shittim wood, standing up. {36:21} The length of a board 
[was] ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a 
half. {36:22} One board had two tenons, equally distant one 
from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the 
tabernacle. {36:23} And he made boards for the tabernacle; 
twenty boards for the south side southward: {36:24} And 
forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two 
sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets 
under another board for his two tenons. {36:25} And for the 
other side of the tabernacle, [which is] toward the north 
corner, he made twenty boards, {36:26} And their forty 
sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two 
sockets under another board. {36:27} And for the sides of 
the tabernacle westward he made six boards. {36:28} And 
two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the 
two sides. {36:29} And they were coupled beneath, and 
coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did 
to both of them in both the corners. {36:30} And there were 
eight boards; and their sockets [were] sixteen sockets of 
silver, under every board two sockets. 

{36:31} And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the 
boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {36:32} And five 
bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and 
five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides 
westward. {36:33} And he made the middle bar to shoot 
through the boards from the one end to the other. {36:34} 
And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings 
[of] gold [to be] places for the bars, and overlaid the bars 
with gold. 

{36:35} And he made a vail [of] blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine twined linen: [with] cherubims made he it 
of cunning work. {36:36} And he made thereunto four 
pillars [of] shittim [wood,] and overlaid them with gold: 
their hooks [were of] gold; and he cast for them four sockets 
of silver. 

{36:37} And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door 
[of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of 
needlework; {36:38} And the five pillars of it with their 
hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with 
gold: but their five sockets [were of] brass. 

{37:1} And Bezaleel made the ark [of] shittim wood: two 



cubits and a half [was] the length of it, and a cubit and a 
half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 
{37:2} And he overlaid it with pure gold within and 
without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. {37:3} 
And he cast for it four rings of gold, [to be set] by the four 
corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two 
rings upon the other side of it. {37:4} And he made staves 
[of] shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. {37:5} And 
he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to 
bear the ark. 

{37:6} And he made the mercy seat [of] pure gold: two 
cubits and a half [was] the length thereof, and one cubit and 
a half the breadth thereof. {37:7} And he made two 
cherubims [of] gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, 
on the two ends of the mercy seat; {37:8} One cherub on 
the end on this side, and another cherub on the [other] end 
on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims 
on the two ends thereof. {37:9} And the cherubims spread 
out [their] wings on high, [and] covered with their wings 
over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; [even 
]to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims. 

{37:10} And he made the table of shittim wood: two 
cubits [was] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth 
thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof: {37:11} 
And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a 
crown of gold round about. {37:12} Also he made thereunto 
a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown 
of gold for the border thereof round about. {37:13} And he 
cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four 
corners that [were] in the four feet thereof. {37:14} Over 
against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to 
bear the table. {37:15} And he made the staves [of] shittim 
wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table. 
{37:16} And he made the vessels which [were] upon the 
table, his dishes, and his spoons, and his bowls, and his 
covers to cover withal, [of] pure gold. 

{37:17} And he made the candlestick [of] pure gold: [of] 
beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his 
branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the 
same: {37:18} And six branches going out of the sides 
thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side 
thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the 
other side thereof: {37:19} Three bowls made after the 
fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and 
three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop 
and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of 
the candlestick. {37:20} And in the candlestick [were] four 
bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers: 
{37:21} And a knop under two branches of the same, and a 
knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two 
branches of the same, according to the six branches going 
out of it. {37:22} Their knops and their branches were of 
the same: all of it [was] one beaten work [of] pure gold. 
{37:23} And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and 
his snuffdishes, [of] pure gold. {37:24} [Of] a talent of pure 
gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof. 

{37:25} And he made the incense altar [of] shittim wood: 
the length of it [was] a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it 
[was] foursquare; and two cubits [was] the height of it; the 
horns thereof were of the same. {37:26} And he overlaid it 
with pure gold, [both] the top of it, and the sides thereof 
round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a 
crown of gold round about. {37:27} And he made two rings 
of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of 
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bear it withal. {37:28} And he made the staves [of] shittim 
wood, and overlaid them with gold. 

{37:29} And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure 
incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the 
apothecary. 

{38:1} And he made the altar of burnt offering [of] 
shittim wood: five cubits [was] the length thereof, and five 
cubits the breadth thereof; [it was] foursquare; and three 
cubits the height thereof. {38:2} And he made the horns 
thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of 
the same: and he overlaid it with brass. {38:3} And he made 
all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the 
basons, [and] the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the 
vessels thereof made he [of] brass. {38:4} And he made for 
the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass 
thereof beneath unto the midst of it. {38:5} And he cast four 
rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, [to be] places 
for the staves. {38:6} And he made the staves [of] shittim 
wood, and overlaid them with brass. {38:7} And he put the 
staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to bear it 
withal; he made the altar hollow with boards. 

{38:8} And he made the laver [of] brass, and the foot of it 
[of] brass, of the lookingglasses of [the women] assembling, 
which assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. 

{38:9} And he made the court: on the south side 
southward the hangings of the court [were of] fine twined 
linen, an hundred cubits: {38:10} Their pillars [were] 
twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the 
pillars and their fillets [were of] silver. {38:11} And for the 
north side [the hangings were] an hundred cubits, their 
pillars [were] twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the 
hooks of the pillars and their fillets [of] silver. {38:12} And 
for the west side [were] hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars 
ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their 
fillets [of] silver. {38:13} And for the east side eastward 
fifty cubits. {38:14} The hangings of the one side [of the 
gate were] fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their 
sockets three. {38:15} And for the other side of the court 
gate, on this hand and that hand, [were] hangings of fifteen 
cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. {38:16} 
All the hangings of the court round about [were] of fine 
twined linen. {38:17} And the sockets for the pillars [were 
of] brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets [of] silver; 
and the overlaying of their chapiters [of] silver; and all the 
pillars of the court [were] filleted with silver. {38:18} And 
the hanging for the gate of the court [was] needlework, [of] 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and 
twenty cubits [was] the length, and the height in the breadth 
[was] five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. 
{38:19} And their pillars [were] four, and their sockets [of] 
brass four; their hooks [of] silver, and the overlaying of 
their chapiters and their fillets [of] silver. {38:20} And all 
the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, 
[were of] brass. 

{38:21} This is the sum of the tabernacle, [even] of the 
tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the 
commandment of Moses, [for] the service of the Levites, by 
the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. {38:22} And 
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of 
Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses. {38:23} 
And with him [was] Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe 
of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an 
embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine 



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linen. {38:24} All the gold that was occupied for the work 
in all the work of the holy [place,] even the gold of the 
offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred 
and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. {38:25} 
And the silver of them that were numbered of the 
congregation [was] an hundred talents, and a thousand 
seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary: {38:26} A bekah for every man, 
[that is,] half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for 
every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old 
and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand 
and five hundred and fifty [men. ]{ 38:27} And of the 
hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the 
sanctuary, and the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets of 
the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. {38:28} And of the 
thousand seven hundred seventy and five [shekels] he made 
hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and 
filleted them. {38:29} And the brass of the offering [was] 
seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. 
{38:30} And therewith he made the sockets to the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brasen altar, and 
the brasen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar, 
{38:31} And the sockets of the court round about, and the 
sockets of the court gate, and all the pins of the tabernacle, 
and all the pins of the court round about. 

{39:1} And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made 
cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place,] and made 
the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. {39:2} And he made the ephod [of] gold, blue, and 
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:3} And they 
did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut [it into] wires, to 
work [it] in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, 
and in the fine linen, [with] cunning work. {39:4} They 
made shoulderpieces for it, to couple [it] together: by the 
two edges was it coupled together. {39:5} And the curious 
girdle of his ephod, that [was] upon it, [was] of the same, 
according to the work thereof; [of] gold, blue, and purple, 
and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

{39:6} And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches 
of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the 
children of Israel. {39:7} And he put them on the shoulders 
of the ephod, [that they should be] stones for a memorial to 
the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{39:8} And he made the breastplate [of] cunning work, 
like the work of the ephod; [of] gold, blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:9} It was foursquare; 
they made the breastplate double: a span [was] the length 
thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, [being] doubled. 
{39:10} And they set in it four rows of stones: [the first] 
row [was] a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this [was] the 
first row. {39:11} And the second row, an emerald, a 
sapphire, and a diamond. {39:12} And the third row, a 
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {39:13} And the fourth 
row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: [they were] inclosed in 
ouches of gold in their inclosings. {39:14} And the stones 
[were] according to the names of the children of Israel, 
twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a 
signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve 
tribes. {39:15} And they made upon the breastplate chains 
at the ends, [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {39:16} And 
they made two ouches [of] gold, and two gold rings; and put 
the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. {39:17} 
And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two 
rings on the ends of the breastplate. {39:18} And the two 
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ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, 
before it. {39:19} And they made two rings of gold, and put 
[them] on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border 
of it, which [was] on the side of the ephod inward. {39:20} 
And they made two [other] golden rings, and put them on 
the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart 
of it, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the 
curious girdle of the ephod. {39:21} And they did bind the 
breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a 
lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the 
ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the 
ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{39:22} And he made the robe of the ephod [of] woven 
work, all [of] blue. {39:23} And [there was] an hole in the 
midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, [with] a band 
round about the hole, that it should not rend. {39:24} And 
they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates [of] 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, [and] twined [linen. ]{ 39:25} 
And they made bells [of] pure gold, and put the bells 
between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round 
about between the pomegranates; {39:26} A bell and a 
pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the 
hem of the robe to minister [in;] as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

{39:27} And they made coats [of] fine linen [of] woven 
work for Aaron, and for his sons, {39:28} And a mitre [of] 
fine linen, and goodly bonnets [of] fine linen, and linen 
breeches [of] fine twined linen, {39:29} And a girdle [of] 
fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, [of] 
needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{39:30} And they made the plate of the holy crown [of] 
pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, [like to] the 
engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. 
{39:31} And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten [it] on 
high upon the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{39:32} Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the 
tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel 
did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so 
did they. 

{39:33} And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the 
tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, 
and his pillars, and his sockets, {39:34} And the covering of 
rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, 
and the vail of the covering, {39:35} The ark of the 
testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat, 
{39:36} The table, [and] all the vessels thereof, and the 
shewbread, {39:37} The pure candlestick, [with] the lamps 
thereof, [even with] the lamps to be set in order, and all the 
vessels thereof, and the oil for light, {39:38} And the 
golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, 
and the hanging for the tabernacle door, {39:39} The brasen 
altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, 
the laver and his foot, {39:40} The hangings of the court, 
his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the court 
gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the 
service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation, 
{39:41} The cloths of service to do service in the holy 
[place,] and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his 
sons' garments, to minister in the priest's office. {39:42} 
According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the 
children of Israel made all the work. {39:43} And Moses 
did look upon all the work, and, behold, they have done it as 
the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and 
Moses blessed them. 



{40:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {40:2} 
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the 
tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. {40:3} And thou 
shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark 
with the vail. {40:4} And thou shalt bring in the table, and 
set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and 
thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps 
thereof. {40:5} And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the 
incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging 
of the door to the tabernacle. {40:6} And thou shalt set the 
altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle 
of the tent of the congregation. {40:7} And thou shalt set 
the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, 
and shalt put water therein. {40:8} And thou shalt set up the 
court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court 
gate. {40:9} And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and 
anoint the tabernacle, and all that [is] therein, and shalt 
hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy. 
{40:10} And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt 
offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it 
shall be an altar most holy. {40:11} And thou shalt anoint 
the laver and his foot, and sanctify it. {40:12} And thou 
shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. 
{40:13} And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, 
and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto 
me in the priest's office. {40:14} And thou shalt bring his 
sons, and clothe them with coats: {40:15} And thou shalt 
anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may 
minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing 
shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their 
generations. {40:16} Thus did Moses: according to all that 
the LORD commanded him, so did he. 

{40:17} And it came to pass in the first month in the 
second year, on the first [day] of the month, [that] the 
tabernacle was reared up. {40:18} And Moses reared up the 
tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards 
thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars. 
{40:19} And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, 
and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

{40:20} And he took and put the testimony into the ark, 
and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above 
upon the ark: {40:21} And he brought the ark into the 
tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered 
the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{40:22} And he put the table in the tent of the 
congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, 
without the vail. {40:23} And he set the bread in order upon 
it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses. 

{40:24} And he put the candlestick in the tent of the 
congregation, over against the table, on the side of the 
tabernacle southward. {40:25} And he lighted the lamps 
before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{40:26} And he put the golden altar in the tent of the 
congregation before the vail: {40:27} And he burnt sweet 
incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{40:28} And he set up the hanging [at] the door of the 
tabernacle. {40:29} And he put the altar of burnt offering 
[by] the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the 
congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the 
meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses. 



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{40:30} And he set the laver between the tent of the 
congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash 
[withal. ]{40:31} And Moses and Aaron and his sons 
washed their hands and their feet thereat: {40:32} When 
they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they 
came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD 
commanded Moses. {40:33} And he reared up the court 
round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the 
hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work. 

{40:34} Then a cloud covered the tent of the 
congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the 
tabernacle. {40:35} And Moses was not able to enter into 
the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode 
thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 
{40:36} And when the cloud was taken up from over the 
tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their 
journeys: {40:37} But if the cloud were not taken up, then 
they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. {40:38} 
For the cloud of the LORD [was] upon the tabernacle by 
day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house 
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The Third Book of Moses, called Leviticus 



{1:1} And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto 
him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, {1:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any 
man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring 
your offering of the cattle, [even] of the herd, and of the 
flock. {1:3} If his offering [be] a burnt sacrifice of the herd, 
let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his 
own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation before the LORD. {1:4} And he shall put his 
hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be 
accepted for him to make atonement for him. {1:5} And he 
shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, 
Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood 
round about upon the altar that [is by] the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. {1:6} And he shall flay the 
burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. { 1:7} And the sons 
of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the 
wood in order upon the fire: {1:8} And the priests, Aaron's 
sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon 
the wood that [is] on the fire which [is] upon the altar: {1:9} 
But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the 
priest shall burn all on the altar, [to be] a burnt sacrifice, an 
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

{1:10} And if his offering [be] of the flocks, [namely,] of 
the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall 
bring it a male without blemish. {1:11} And he shall kill it 
on the side of the altar northward before the LORD: and the 
priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about 
upon the altar. {1:12} And he shall cut it into his pieces, 
with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in 
order on the wood that [is] on the fire which [is] upon the 
altar: {1:13} But he shall wash the inwards and the legs 
with water: and the priest shall bring [it] all, and burn [it] 
upon the altar: it [is] a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

{1:14} And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the 
LORD [be] of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of 
turtledoves, or of young pigeons. {1:15} And the priest 
shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn 
[it] on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at 
the side of the altar: {1:16} And he shall pluck away his 
crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east 
part, by the place of the ashes: {1:17} And he shall cleave it 
with the wings thereof, [but] shall not divide [it] asunder: 
and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood 
that [is] upon the fire: it [is] a burnt sacrifice, an offering 
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

{2:1} And when any will offer a meat offering unto the 
LORD, his offering shall be [of] fine flour; and he shall 
pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: {2:2} And he 
shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take 
thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil 
thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest 
shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, [to be] an 
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: 
{2:3} And the remnant of the meat offerings [shall be] 
Aaron's and his sons': [it is] a thing most holy of the 
offerings of the LORD made by fire. 

{2:4} And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering 
baken in the oven, [it shall be] unleavened cakes of fine 
flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with 



oil. 



{2:5} And if thy oblation [be] a meat offering [baken] in a 
pan, it shall be [of] fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. 
{2:6} Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it 
[is] a meat offering. 

{2:7} And if thy oblation [be] a meat offering [baken] in 
the frying pan, it shall be made [of] fine flour with oil. 
{2:8} And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of 
these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto 
the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar. {2:9} And the 
priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, 
and shall burn [it] upon the altar: [it is] an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. {2:10} And that 
which is left of the meat offering [shall be] Aaron's and his 
sons': [it is] a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD 
made by fire. {2:11} No meat offering, which ye shall bring 
unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn 
no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD 
made by fire. 

{2:12} As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer 
them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar 
for a sweet savour. {2:13} And every oblation of thy meat 
offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer 
the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy 
meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. 
{2:14} And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits 
unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy 
firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, [even] corn 
beaten out of full ears. {2:15} And thou shalt put oil upon 
it, and lay frankincense thereon: it [is] a meat offering. 
{2:16} And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, [part] of 
the beaten corn thereof, and [part] of the oil thereof, with all 
the frankincense thereof: [it is] an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD. 

{3:1} And if his oblation [be] a sacrifice of peace 
offering, if he offer [it] of the herd; whether [it be] a male or 
female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. 
{3:2} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his 
offering, and kill it [at] the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the 
blood upon the altar round about. {3:3} And he shall offer 
of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by 
fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and 
all the fat that [is] upon the inwards, {3:4} And the two 
kidneys, and the fat that [is] on them, which [is] by the 
flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it 
shall he take away. {3:5} And Aaron's sons shall burn it on 
the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which [is] upon the wood 
that [is] on the fire: [it is] an offering made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the LORD. 

{3:6} And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering 
unto the LORD [be] of the flock; male or female, he shall 
offer it without blemish. {3:7} If he offer a lamb for his 
offering, then shall he offer it before the LORD. {3:8} And 
he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill 
it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's 
sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the 
altar. {3:9} And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace 
offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat 
thereof, [and] the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by 
the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all 
the fat that [is] upon the inwards, {3:10} And the two 
kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the 
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shall he take away. {3:11} And the priest shall burn it upon 
the altar: [it is] the food of the offering made by fire unto 
the LORD. 

{3:12} And if his offering [be] a goat, then he shall offer 
it before the LORD. {3:13} And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the 
congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood 
thereof upon the altar round about. {3:14} And he shall 
offer thereof his offering, [even] an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all 
the fat that [is] upon the inwards, {3:15} And the two 
kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the 
flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it 
shall he take away. {3:16} And the priest shall burn them 
upon the altar: [it is] the food of the offering made by fire 
for a sweet savour: all the fat [is] the LORD'S. {3:17} [It 
shall be] a perpetual statute for your generations throughout 
all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. 

{4:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {4:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin 
through ignorance against any of the commandments of the 
LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and 
shall do against any of them: {4:3} If the priest that is 
anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let 
him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock 
without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. {4:4} 
And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall 
lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock 
before the LORD. {4:5} And the priest that is anointed shall 
take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of 
the congregation: {4:6} And the priest shall dip his finger in 
the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the 
LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary. {4:7} And the 
priest shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the 
altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which [is] in the 
tabernacle of the congregation: and shall pour all the blood 
of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt 
offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. {4:8} And he shall take off from it all the fat 
of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the 
inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards, {4:9} 
And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which 
[is] by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the 
kidneys, it shall he take away, {4:10} As it was taken off 
from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the 
priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering. 
{4:11} And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with 
his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, 
{4:12} Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without 
the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, 
and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are 
poured out shall he be burnt. 

{4:13} And if the whole congregation of Israel sin 
through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the 
assembly, and they have done [somewhat against] any of 
the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which 
should not be done, and are guilty; {4:14} When the sin, 
which they have sinned against it, is known, then the 
congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and 
bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation. {4:15} 
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands 
upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the 
bullock shall be killed before the LORD. {4:16} And the 
priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood to 
the tabernacle of the congregation: {4:17} And the priest 



shall dip his finger [in some] of the blood, and sprinkle [it] 
seven times before the LORD, [even] before the vail. 
{4:18} And he shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns 
of the altar which [is] before the LORD, that [is] in the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the 
blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which 
[is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. {4:19} 
And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn [it] upon the 
altar. {4:20} And he shall do with the bullock as he did with 
the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and 
the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be 
forgiven them. {4:21} And he shall carry forth the bullock 
without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first 
bullock: it [is] a sin offering for the congregation. 

{4:22} When a ruler hath sinned, and done [somewhat] 
through ignorance [against] any of the commandments of 
the LORD his God [concerning things] which should not be 
done, and is guilty; {4:23} Or if his sin, wherein he hath 
sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a 
kid of the goats, a male without blemish: {4:24} And he 
shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the 
place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it 
[is] a sin offering. {4:25} And the priest shall take of the 
blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put [it] upon 
the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out 
his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering. {4:26} 
And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the 
sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an 
atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be 
forgiven him. 

{4:27} And if any one of the common people sin through 
ignorance, while he doeth [somewhat against] any of the 
commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which 
ought not to be done, and be guilty; {4:28} Or if his sin, 
which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall 
bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without 
blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. {4:29} And he 
shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay 
the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. {4:30} 
And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, 
and put [it] upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and 
shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. 
{4:31} And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat 
is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and 
the priest shall burn [it] upon the altar for a sweet savour 
unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for 
him, and it shall be forgiven him. {4:32} And if he bring a 
lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without 
blemish. {4:33} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of 
the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place 
where they kill the burnt offering {4:34} And the priest 
shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, 
and put [it] upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and 
shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar: 
{4:35} And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat 
of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace 
offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, 
according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and 
the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath 
committed, and it shall be forgiven him. 

{5:1} And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, 
and [is] a witness, whether he hath seen or known [of it;] if 
he do not utter [it,] then he shall bear his iniquity. {5:2} Or 
if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether [it be] a carcase 
of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the 
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from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty. {5:3} Or if 
he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness 
[it be] that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from 
him; when he knoweth [of it,] then he shall be guilty. {5:4} 
Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with [his] lips to do evil, or 
to do good, whatsoever [it be] that a man shall pronounce 
with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth [of 
it,] then he shall be guilty in one of these. {5:5} And it shall 
be, when he shall be guilty in one of these [things,] that he 
shall confess that he hath sinned in that [thing: ]{5:6} And 
he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his 
sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or 
a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for him concerning his sin. {5:7} And if 
he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his 
trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two 
young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and 
the other for a burnt offering. {5:8} And he shall bring them 
unto the priest, who shall offer [that] which [is] for the sin 
offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but 
shall not divide [it] asunder: {5:9} And he shall sprinkle of 
the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and 
the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the 
altar: it [is] a sin offering. {5:10} And he shall offer the 
second [for] a burnt offering, according to the manner: and 
the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which 
he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him. 

{5:11} But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or 
two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his 
offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin 
offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put 
[any] frankincense thereon: for it [is] a sin offering. {5:12} 
Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take 
his handful of it, [even] a memorial thereof, and burn [it] on 
the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the 
LORD: it [is] a sin offering. {5:13} And the priest shall 
make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath 
sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and [the 
remnant] shall be the priest's, as a meat offering. 

{5:14} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {5:15} 
If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in 
the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his 
trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the 
flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: {5:16} And 
he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the 
holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it 
unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for 
him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be 
forgiven him. 

{5:17} And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things 
which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of 
the LORD; though he wist [it] not, yet is he guilty, and shall 
bear his iniquity. {5:18} And he shall bring a ram without 
blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass 
offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an 
atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he 
erred and wist [it] not, and it shall be forgiven him. {5:19} 
It [is] a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed 
against the LORD. 

{6:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:2} If 
a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie 
unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, 
or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or 
hath deceived his neighbour; {6:3} Or have found that 



which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth 
falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: 
{6:4} Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, 
that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or 
the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which 
was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, 
{6:5} Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall 
even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part 
more thereto, [and] give it unto him to whom it 
appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. {6:6} And 
he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram 
without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a 
trespass offering, unto the priest: {6:7} And the priest shall 
make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall 
be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in 
trespassing therein. 

{6:8} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:9} 
Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This [is] the law of 
the burnt offering: It [is] the burnt offering, because of the 
burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the 
fire of the altar shall be burning in it. {6:10} And the priest 
shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall 
he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire 
hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he 
shall put them beside the altar. {6:11} And he shall put off 
his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the 
ashes without the camp unto a clean place. {6:12} And the 
fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put 
out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and 
lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn 
thereon the fat of the peace offerings. {6:13} The fire shall 
ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out. 

{6:14} And this [is] the law of the meat offering: the sons 
of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar. 
{6: 15 } And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the 
meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the 
frankincense which [is] upon the meat offering, and shall 
burn [it] upon the altar [for] a sweet savour, [even] the 
memorial of it, unto the LORD. {6:16} And the remainder 
thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread 
shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the 
tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it. {6:17} It 
shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it [unto them 
for] their portion of my offerings made by fire; it [is] most 
holy, as [is] the sin offering, and as the trespass offering. 
{6:18} All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat 
of it. [It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations 
concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every 
one that toucheth them shall be holy. 

{6:19} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:20} 
This [is] the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they 
shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; 
the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering 
perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night. 
{6:21} In a pan it shall be made with oil; [and when it is] 
baken, thou shalt bring it in: [and] the baken pieces of the 
meat offering shalt thou offer [for] a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. {6:22} And the priest of his sons that is anointed in 
his stead shall offer it: [it is] a statute for ever unto the 
LORD, it shall be wholly burnt. {6:23} For every meat 
offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be 
eaten. 

{6:24} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:25} 
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This [is] the law 
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killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it 
[is] most holy. {6:26} The priest that offereth it for sin shall 
eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. {6:27} Whatsoever shall 
touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is 
sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt 
wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place. {6:28} 
But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: 
and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, 
and rinsed in water. {6:29} All the males among the priests 
shall eat thereof: it [is] most holy. {6:30} And no sin 
offering, whereof [any] of the blood is brought into the 
tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile [withal] in the 
holy [place,] shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire. 

{7:1} Likewise this [is] the law of the trespass offering: it 
[is] most holy. {7:2} In the place where they kill the burnt 
offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood 
thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar. {7:3} 
And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the 
fat that covereth the inwards, {7:4} And the two kidneys, 
and the fat that [is] on them, which [is] by the flanks, and 
the caul [that is] above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he 
take away: {7:5} And the priest shall burn them upon the 
altar [for] an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a 
trespass offering. {7:6} Every male among the priests shall 
eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it [is] most 
holy. {7:7} As the sin offering [is,] so [is] the trespass 
offering: [there is] one law for them: the priest that maketh 
atonement therewith shall have [it. ]{7:8} And the priest 
that offereth any man's burnt offering, [even] the priest 
shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he 
hath offered. {7:9} And all the meat offering that is baken 
in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in 
the pan, shall be the priest's that offereth it. {7:10} And 
every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the 
sons of Aaron have, one [as much] as another. {7:11} And 
this [is] the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he 
shall offer unto the LORD. {7:12} If he offer it for a 
thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of 
thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and 
unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled 
with oil, of fine flour, fried. {7:13} Besides the cakes, he 
shall offer [for] his offering leavened bread with the 
sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. {7:14} And 
of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation [for] an 
heave offering unto the LORD, [and] it shall be the priest's 
that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings. {7:15} And 
the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for 
thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; 
he shall not leave any of it until the morning. {7:16} But if 
the sacrifice of his offering [be] a vow, or a voluntary 
offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his 
sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall 
be eaten: {7:17} But the remainder of the flesh of the 
sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. {7:18} 
And if [any] of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace 
offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be 
accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth 
it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it 
shall bear his iniquity. {7:19} And the flesh that toucheth 
any unclean [thing] shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with 
fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof. 
{7:20} But the soul that eateth [of] the flesh of the sacrifice 
of peace offerings, that [pertain] unto the LORD, having his 
uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from 
his people. {7:21} Moreover the soul that shall touch any 
unclean [thing, as] the uncleanness of man, or [any] unclean 
beast, or any abominable unclean [thing,] and eat of the 



flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which [pertain] 
unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his 
people. 

{7:22} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {7:23} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no 
manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. {7:24} And the 
fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which 
is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye 
shall in no wise eat of it. {7:25} For whosoever eateth the 
fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth [it] shall be cut off 
from his people. {7:26} Moreover ye shall eat no manner of 
blood, [whether it be] of fowl or of beast, in any of your 
dwellings. {7:27} Whatsoever soul [it be] that eateth any 
manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his 
people. 

{7:28} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {7:29} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth 
the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall 
bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his 
peace offerings. {7:30} His own hands shall bring the 
offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, 
it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved [for] a wave 
offering before the LORD. {7:31} And the priest shall burn 
the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his 
sons'. {7:32} And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the 
priest [for] an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace 
offerings. {7:33} He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth 
the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the 
right shoulder for [his] part. {7:34} For the wave breast and 
the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel 
from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have 
given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a 
statute for ever from among the children of Israel. 

{7:35} This [is the portion] of the anointing of Aaron, and 
of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the 
LORD made by fire, in the day [when] he presented them to 
minister unto the LORD in the priest's office; {7:36} Which 
the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of 
Israel, in the day that he anointed them, [by] a statute for 
ever throughout their generations. {7:37} This [is] the law 
of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin 
offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the 
consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings; 
{7:38} Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount 
Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to 
offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of 
Sinai. 

{8:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {8:2} 
Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and 
the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two 
rams, and a basket of unleavened bread; {8:3} And gather 
thou all the congregation together unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. {8:4} And Moses did as the 
LORD commanded him; and the assembly was gathered 
together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 
{8:5} And Moses said unto the congregation, This [is] the 
thing which the LORD commanded to be done. {8:6} And 
Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with 
water. {8:7} And he put upon him the coat, and girded him 
with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the 
ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle 
of the ephod, and bound [it] unto him therewith. {8:8} And 
he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the 
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the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, [even] upon 
his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as 
the LORD commanded Moses. {8:10} And Moses took the 
anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that [was] 
therein, and sanctified them. {8:11} And he sprinkled 
thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar 
and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify 
them. {8:12} And he poured of the anointing oil upon 
Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him. {8:13} 
And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put coats upon them, 
and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as 
the LORD commanded Moses. {8:14} And he brought the 
bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid 
their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering. 
{8:15} And he slew [it;] and Moses took the blood, and put 
[it] upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, 
and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of 
the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it. 
{8:16} And he took all the fat that [was] upon the inwards, 
and caul [above] the liver, and the two kidneys, and their 
fat, and Moses burned [it] upon the altar. {8:17} But the 
bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with 
fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{8:18} And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and 
Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the 
ram. {8:19} And he killed [it;] and Moses sprinkled the 
blood upon the altar round about. {8:20} And he cut the 
ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, 
and the fat. {8:21} And he washed the inwards and the legs 
in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it 
[was] a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, [and] an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

{8:22} And he brought the other ram, the ram of 
consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon 
the head of the ram. {8:23} And he slew [it;] and Moses 
took of the blood of it, and put [it] upon the tip of Aaron' s 
right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon 
the great toe of his right foot. {8:24} And he brought 
Aaron's sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of 
their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and 
upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled 
the blood upon the altar round about. {8:25} And he took 
the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that [was] upon the 
inwards, and the caul [above] the liver, and the two kidneys, 
and their fat, and the right shoulder: {8:26} And out of the 
basket of unleavened bread, that [was] before the LORD, he 
took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and 
one wafer, and put [them] on the fat, and upon the right 
shoulder: {8:27} And he put all upon Aaron's hands, and 
upon his sons' hands, and waved them [for] a wave offering 
before the LORD. {8:28} And Moses took them from off 
their hands, and burnt [them] on the altar upon the burnt 
offering: they [were] consecrations for a sweet savour: it 
[is] an offering made by fire unto the LORD. {8:29} And 
Moses took the breast, and waved it [for] a wave offering 
before the LORD: [for] of the ram of consecration it was 
Moses' part; as the LORD commanded Moses. {8:30} And 
Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which 
[was] upon the altar, and sprinkled [it] upon Aaron, [and] 
upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' 
garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, [and] his 
garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. 

{8:31} And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil 
the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: 
and there eat it with the bread that [is] in the basket of 



consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons 
shall eat it. {8:32} And that which remaineth of the flesh 
and of the bread shall ye burn with fire. {8:33} And ye shall 
not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation 
[in] seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an 
end: for seven days shall he consecrate you. {8:34} As he 
hath done this day, [so] the LORD hath commanded to do, 
to make an atonement for you. {8:35} Therefore shall ye 
abide [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day 
and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, 
that ye die not: for so I am commanded. {8:36} So Aaron 
and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by 
the hand of Moses. 

{9:1} And it came to pass on the eighth day, [that] Moses 
called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel; {9:2} 
And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin 
offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, 
and offer [them] before the LORD. {9:3} And unto the 
children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of 
the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, [both] of 
the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering; {9:4} 
Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice 
before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for 
to day the LORD will appear unto you. 

{9:5} And they brought [that] which Moses commanded 
before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the 
congregation drew near and stood before the LORD. {9:6} 
And Moses said, This [is] the thing which the LORD 
commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD 
shall appear unto you. {9:7} And Moses said unto Aaron, 
Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt 
offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the 
people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an 
atonement for them; as the LORD commanded. 

{9:8} Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the 
calf of the sin offering, which [was] for himself. {9:9} And 
the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he 
dipped his finger in the blood, and put [it] upon the horns of 
the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar: 
{9:10} But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the 
liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the 
LORD commanded Moses. {9:11} And the flesh and the 
hide he burnt with fire without the camp. {9:12} And he 
slew the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons presented unto 
him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the 
altar. {9:13} And they presented the burnt offering unto 
him, with the pieces thereof, and the head: and he burnt 
[them] upon the altar. {9:14} And he did wash the inwards 
and the legs, and burnt [them] upon the burnt offering on 
the altar. 

{9:15} And he brought the people's offering, and took the 
goat, which [was] the sin offering for the people, and slew 
it, and offered it for sin, as the first. {9:16} And he brought 
the burnt offering, and offered it according to the manner. 
{9:17} And he brought the meat offering, and took an 
handful thereof, and burnt [it] upon the altar, beside the 
burnt sacrifice of the morning. {9:18} He slew also the 
bullock and the ram [for] a sacrifice of peace offerings, 
which [was] for the people: and Aaron's sons presented 
unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round 
about, {9:19} And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the 
rump, and that which covereth [the inwards,] and the 
kidneys, and the caul [above] the liver: {9:20} And they put 
the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar: 
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[for] a wave offering before the LORD; as Moses 
commanded. {9:22} And Aaron lifted up his hand toward 
the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering 
of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace 
offerings. {9:23} And Moses and Aaron went into the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed 
the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the 
people. {9:24} And there came a fire out from before the 
LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and 
the fat: [which] when all the people saw, they shouted, and 
fell on their faces. 

{10:1} And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took 
either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put 
incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, 
which he commanded them not. {10:2} And there went out 
fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died 
before the LORD. {10:3} Then Moses said unto Aaron, 
This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified 
in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will 
be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. {10:4} And Moses 
called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of 
Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren 
from before the sanctuary out of the camp. {10:5} So they 
went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; 
as Moses had said. {10:6} And Moses said unto Aaron, and 
unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your 
heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath 
come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole 
house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath 
kindled. { 10:7} And ye shall not go out from the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing 
oil of the LORD [is] upon you. And they did according to 
the word of Moses. 

{10:8} And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, {10:9} 
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with 
thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, 
lest ye die: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your 
generations: {10:10} And that ye may put difference 
between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; 
{ 10: 1 1 } And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the 
statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the 
hand of Moses. 

{10:12} And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar 
and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meat 
offering that remaineth of the offerings of the LORD made 
by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it [is] 
most holy: {10:13} And ye shall eat it in the holy place, 
because it [is] thy due, and thy sons' due, of the sacrifices of 
the LORD made by fire: for so I am commanded. {10:14} 
And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a 
clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee: 
for [they be] thy due, and thy sons' due, [which] are given 
out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of 
Israel. {10:15} The heave shoulder and the wave breast 
shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to 
wave [it for] a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall 
be thine, and thy sons' with thee, by a statute for ever; as 
the LORD hath commanded. 

{10:16} And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin 
offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with 
Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron [which were] left 
[alive,] saying, {10:17} Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin 
offering in the holy place, seeing it [is] most holy, and 
[God] hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the 
congregation, to make atonement for them before the 



LORD? {10:18} Behold, the blood of it was not brought in 
within the holy [place:] ye should indeed have eaten it in the 
holy [place,] as I commanded. {10:19} And Aaron said unto 
Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering 
and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things 
have befallen me: and [if] I had eaten the sin offering to 
day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD? 
{ 10:20} And when Moses heard [that,] he was content. 

{11:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, 
saying unto them, {11:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, 
saying, These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat among all 
the beasts that [are] on the earth. {11:3} Whatsoever parteth 
the hoof, and is clovenfooted, [and] cheweth the cud, among 
the beasts, that shall ye eat. { 1 1:4} Nevertheless these shall 
ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide 
the hoof: [as] the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but 
divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. {11:5} And 
the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the 
hoof; he [is] unclean unto you. {11:6} And the hare, 
because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he 
[is] unclean unto you. {11:7} And the swine, though he 
divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the 
cud; he [is] unclean to you. {11:8} Of their flesh shall ye 
not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] 
unclean to you. 

{11:9} These shall ye eat of all that [are] in the waters: 
whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, 
and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. {11:10} And all that 
have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all 
that move in the waters, and of any living thing which [is] 
in the waters, they [shall be] an abomination unto you: 
{11:11} They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye 
shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in 
abomination. {11:12} Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in 
the waters, that [shall be] an abomination unto you. 

{11:13} And these [are they which ye] shall have in 
abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they 
[are] an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the 
ospray, {11:14} And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; 
{11:15} Every raven after his kind; {11:16} And the owl, 
and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his 
kind, {11:17} And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the 
great owl, {11:18} And the swan, and the pelican, and the 
gier eagle, {11:19} And the stork, the heron after her kind, 
and the lapwing, and the bat. {11:20} All fowls that creep, 
going upon [all] four, [shall be] an abomination unto you. 
{11:21} Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing 
that goeth upon [all] four, which have legs above their feet, 
to leap withal upon the earth; {11:22} [Even] these of them 
ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust 
after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the 
grasshopper after his kind. {11:23} But all [other] flying 
creeping things, which have four feet, [shall be] an 
abomination unto you. {11:24} And for these ye shall be 
unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be 
unclean until the even. {11:25} And whosoever beareth 
[ought] of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be 
unclean until the even. {11:26} [The carcases] of every 
beast which divideth the hoof, and [is] not clovenfooted, nor 
cheweth the cud, [are] unclean unto you: every one that 
toucheth them shall be unclean. {11:27} And whatsoever 
goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on 
[all] four, those [are] unclean unto you: whoso toucheth 
their carcase shall be unclean until the even. {11:28} And 
he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, 
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{11:29} These also [shall be] unclean unto you among the 
creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and 
the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, {11:30} And the 
ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and 
the mole. {11:31} These [are] unclean to you among all that 
creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall 
be unclean until the even. {11:32} And upon whatsoever 
[any] of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be 
unclean; whether [it be] any vessel of wood, or raiment, or 
skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel [it be,] wherein [any] work 
is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean 
until the even; so it shall be cleansed. {11:33} And every 
earthen vessel, whereinto [any] of them falleth, whatsoever 
is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it. { 1 1:34} Of all 
meat which may be eaten, [that] on which [such] water 
cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in 
every [such] vessel shall be unclean. {11:35} And every 
[thing] whereupon [any part] of their carcase falleth shall be 
unclean; [whether it be] oven, or ranges for pots, they shall 
be broken down: [for] they [are] unclean, and shall be 
unclean unto you. {11:36} Nevertheless a fountain or pit, 
[wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that 
which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean. {11:37} And 
if [any part] of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed 
which is to be sown, it [shall be] clean. {11:38} But if [any] 
water be put upon the seed, and [any part] of their carcase 
fall thereon, it [shall be] unclean unto you. {11:39} And if 
any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the 
carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even. { 1 1:40} And 
he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and 
be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of 
it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. 
{11:41} And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the 
earth [shall be] an abomination; it shall not be eaten. 
{11:42} Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever 
goeth upon [all] four, or whatsoever hath more feet among 
all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall 
not eat; for they [are] an abomination. {11:43} Ye shall not 
make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that 
creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with 
them, that ye should be defiled thereby. {11:44} For I [am] 
the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, 
and ye shall be holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile 
yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth 
upon the earth. {11:45} For I [am] the LORD that bringeth 
you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall 
therefore be holy, for I [am] holy. {11:46} This [is] the law 
of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature 
that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that 
creepeth upon the earth: { 1 1:47} To make a difference 
between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast 
that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten. 

{12:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {12:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have 
conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be 
unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation 
for her infirmity shall she be unclean. {12:3} And in the 
eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 
{12:4} And she shall then continue in the blood of her 
purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed 
thing, nor come into trie sanctuary, until the days of her 
purifying be fulfilled. {12:5} But if she bear a maid child, 
then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: 
and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying 
threescore and six days. {12:6} And when the days of her 
purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall 
bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a 
young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the 



door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest: 
{12:7} Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an 
atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue 
of her blood. This [is] the law for her that hath born a male 
or a female. { 12:8} And if she be not able to bring a lamb, 
then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the 
one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: 
and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall 
be clean. 

{13:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, 
saying, {13:2} When a man shall have in the skin of his 
flesh a rising, a scab, or a bright spot, and it be in the skin of 
his flesh [like] the plague of leprosy; then he shall be 
brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the 
priests: { 13:3} And the priest shall look on the plague in the 
skin of the flesh: and [when] the hair in the plague is turned 
white, and the plague in sight [be] deeper than the skin of 
his flesh, it [is] a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look 
on him, and pronounce him unclean. { 13:4} If the bright 
spot [be] white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight [be] not 
deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned 
white; then the priest shall shut up [him that hath] the 
plague seven days: {13:5} And the priest shall look on him 
the seventh day: and, behold, [if] the plague in his sight be 
at a stay, [and] the plague spread not in the skin; then the 
priest shall shut him up seven days more: {13:6} And the 
priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, 
[if] the plague [be] somewhat dark, [and] the plague spread 
not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it [is 
but] a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. 
{ 13:7} But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after 
that he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he 
shall be seen of the priest again: {13:8} And [if] the priest 
see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin, then the 
priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a leprosy. 

{13:9} When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he 
shall be brought unto the priest; {13:10} And the priest 
shall see [him:] and, behold, [if] the rising [be] white in the 
skin, and it have turned the hair white, and [there be] quick 
raw flesh in the rising; {13:11} It [is] an old leprosy in the 
skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him 
unclean, and shall not shut him up: for he [is] unclean. 
{13:12} And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and 
the leprosy cover all the skin of [him that hath] the plague 
from his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest 
looketh; {13:13} Then the priest shall consider: and, 
behold, [if] the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall 
pronounce [him] clean [that hath] the plague: it is all turned 
white: he [is] clean. { 13: 14} But when raw flesh appeareth 
in him, he shall be unclean. {13:15} And the priest shall see 
the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: [for] the 
raw flesh [is] unclean: it [is] a leprosy. {13:16} Or if the 
raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, he shall 
come unto the priest; {13:17} And the priest shall see him: 
and, behold, [if] the plague be turned into white; then the 
priest shall pronounce [him] clean [that hath] the plague: he 
[is] clean. 

{13:18} The flesh also, in which, [even] in the skin 
thereof, was a boil, and is healed, {13:19} And in the place 
of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, 
and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest; 
{13:20} And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it [be] in 
sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned 
white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a 
plague of leprosy broken out of the boil. { 13:21 } But if the 
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therein, and [if] it [be] not lower than the skin, but [be] 
somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven 
days: { 13:22} And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then 
the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a plague. 
{ 13:23} But if the bright spot stay in his place, [and] spread 
not, it [is] a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him 
clean. 

{13:24} Or if there be [any] flesh, in the skin whereof 
[there is] a hot burning, and the quick [flesh] that burneth 
have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white; 
{13:25} Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, [if] 
the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it [be in] 
sight deeper than the skin; it [is] a leprosy broken out of the 
burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: 
it [is] the plague of leprosy. {13:26} But if the priest look 
on it, and, behold, [there be] no white hair in the bright spot, 
and it [be] no lower than the [other] skin, but [be] somewhat 
dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: {13:27} 
And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: [and] if 
it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall 
pronounce him unclean: it [is] the plague of leprosy. 
{13:28} And if the bright spot stay in his place, [and] 
spread not in the skin, but it [be] somewhat dark; it [is] a 
rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him 
clean: for it [is] an inflammation of the burning. 

{ 13:29} If a man or woman have a plague upon the head 
or the beard; {13:30} Then the priest shall see the plague: 
and, behold, if it [be] in sight deeper than the skin; [and 
there be] in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall 
pronounce him unclean: it [is] a dry scall, [even] a leprosy 
upon the head or beard. {13:31} And if the priest look on 
the plague of the scall, and, behold, it [be] not in sight 
deeper than the skin, and [that there is] no black hair in it; 
then the priest shall shut up [him that hath] the plague of the 
scall seven days: {13:32} And in the seventh day the priest 
shall look on the plague: and, behold, [if] the scall spread 
not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall [be] not 
in sight deeper than the skin; {13:33} He shall be shaven, 
but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up 
[him that hath] the scall seven days more: {13:34} And in 
the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and, 
behold, [if] the scall be not spread in the skin, nor [be] in 
sight deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce 
him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. 
{13:35} But if the scall spread much in the skin after his 
cleansing; {13:36} Then the priest shall look on him: and, 
behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not 
seek for yellow hair; he [is] unclean. {13:37} But if the 
scall be in his sight at a stay, and [that] there is black hair 
grown up therein; the scall is healed, he [is] clean: and the 
priest shall pronounce him clean. 

{ 13:38 } If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their 
flesh bright spots, [even] white bright spots; {13:39} Then 
the priest shall look: and, behold, [if] the bright spots in the 
skin of their flesh [be] darkish white; it [is] a freckled spot 
[that] groweth in the skin; he [is] clean. {13:40} And the 
man whose hair is fallen off his head, he [is] bald; [yet is] 
he clean. {13:41} And he that hath his hair fallen off from 
the part of his head toward his face, he [is] forehead bald: 
[yet is] he clean. {13:42} And if there be in the bald head, 
or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it [is] a leprosy 
sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead. { 13:43} 
Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, [if] the rising 
of the sore [be] white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald 
forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh; 
{ 13:44} He is a leprous man, he [is] unclean: the priest shall 



pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague [is] in his head. 
{13:45} And the leper in whom the plague [is,] his clothes 
shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering 
upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. {13:46} 
All the days wherein the plague [shall be] in him he shall be 
defiled; he [is] unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the 
camp [shall] his habitation [be. 

]{ 13:47} The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, 
[whether it be] a woollen garment, or a linen garment; 
{ 13:48} Whether [it be] in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of 
woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin; 
{13:49} And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the 
garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or 
in any thing of skin; it [is] a plague of leprosy, and shall be 
shewed unto the priest: {13:50} And the priest shall look 
upon the plague, and shut up [it that hath] the plague seven 
days: {13:51} And he shall look on the plague on the 
seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in 
the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, [or] in any work that 
is made of skin; the plague [is] a fretting leprosy; it [is] 
unclean. {13:52} He shall therefore burn that garment, 
whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing 
of skin, wherein the plague is: for it [is] a fretting leprosy; it 
shall be burnt in the fire. {13:53} And if the priest shall 
look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, 
either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; 
{13:54} Then the priest shall command that they wash [the 
thing] wherein the plague [is,] and he shall shut it up seven 
days more: {13:55} And the priest shall look on the plague, 
after that it is washed: and, behold, [if] the plague have not 
changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it [is] 
unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it [is] fret inward, 
[whether] it [be] bare within or without. {13:56} And if the 
priest look, and, behold, the plague [be] somewhat dark 
after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the 
garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the 
woof: { 13:57} And if it appear still in the garment, either in 
the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it [is] a 
spreading [plague:] thou shalt burn that wherein the plague 
[is] with fire. {13:58} And the garment, either warp, or 
woof, or whatsoever thing of skin [it be,] which thou shalt 
wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be 
washed the second time, and shall be clean. {13:59} This 
[is] the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen 
or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, 
to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean. 

{14:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {14:2} 
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: 
He shall be brought unto the priest: {14:3} And the priest 
shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, 
behold, [if] the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper; 
{ 14:4} Then shall the priest command to take for him that is 
to be cleansed two birds alive [and] clean, and cedar wood, 
and scarlet, and hyssop: {14:5} And the priest shall 
command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel 
over running water: {14:6} As for the living bird, he shall 
take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, 
and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the 
bird [that was] killed over the running water: { 14:7} And he 
shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the 
leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and 
shall let the living bird loose into the open field. { 14:8} And 
he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave 
off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be 
clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall 
tarry abroad out of his tent seven days. {14:9} But it shall 
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head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he 
shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall 
wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean. {14:10} And 
on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without 
blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without 
blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour [for] a meat 
offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil. {14:11} And 
the priest that maketh [him] clean shall present the man that 
is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, [at] 
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: { 14:12} And 
the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for a 
trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them [for] a 
wave offering before the LORD: {14:13} And he shall slay 
the lamb in the place where he shall kill the sin offering and 
the burnt offering, in the holy place: for as the sin offering 
[is] the priest's, [so is] the trespass offering: it [is] most 
holy: {14:14} And the priest shall take [some] of the blood 
of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put [it] upon the 
tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon 
the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his 
right foot: {14:15} And the priest shall take [some] of the 
log of oil, and pour [it] into the palm of his own left hand: 
{14:16} And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil 
that [is] in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his 
finger seven times before the LORD: {14:17} And of the 
rest of the oil that [is] in his hand shall the priest put upon 
the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and 
upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of 
his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering: 
{14:18} And the remnant of the oil that [is] in the priest's 
hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be 
cleansed: and the priest shall make an atonement for him 
before the LORD. {14:19} And the priest shall offer the sin 
offering, and make an atonement for him that is to be 
cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill 
the burnt offering: {14:20} And the priest shall offer the 
burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar: and the 
priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be 
clean. { 14:21 } And if he [be] poor, and cannot get so much; 
then he shall take one lamb [for] a trespass offering to be 
waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of 
fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of 
oil; {14:22} And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, 
such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, 
and the other a burnt offering. {14:23} And he shall bring 
them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, 
unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before 
the LORD. { 14:24} And the priest shall take the lamb of the 
trespass offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall 
wave them [for] a wave offering before the LORD: {14:25} 
And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the 
priest shall take [some] of the blood of the trespass offering, 
and put [it] upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be 
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon 
the great toe of his right foot: {14:26} And the priest shall 
pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand: {14:27} 
And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger [some] of 
the oil that [is] in his left hand seven times before the 
LORD: {14:28} And the priest shall put of the oil that [is] 
in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be 
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon 
the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of 
the trespass offering: { 14:29} And the rest of the oil that [is] 
in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is 
to be cleansed, to make an atonement for him before the 
LORD. {14:30} And he shall offer the one of the 
turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get; 
{14:31} [Even] such as he is able to get, the one [for] a sin 
offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering, with the meat 



offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for him 
that is to be cleansed before the LORD. {14:32} This [is] 
the law [of him] in whom [is] the plague of leprosy, whose 
hand is not able to get [that which pertaineth] to his 
cleansing. 

{14:33} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto 
Aaron, saying, {14:34} When ye be come into the land of 
Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the 
plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession; 
{14:35} And he that owneth the house shall come and tell 
the priest, saying, It seemeth to me [there is] as it were a 
plague in the house: { 14:36} Then the priest shall command 
that they empty the house, before the priest go [into it] to 
see the plague, that all that [is] in the house be not made 
unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the 
house: {14:37} And he shall look on the plague, and, 
behold, [if] the plague [be] in the walls of the house with 
hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight [are] 
lower than the wall; {14:38} Then the priest shall go out of 
the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house 
seven days: {14:39} And the priest shall come again the 
seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, [if] the plague be 
spread in the walls of the house; {14:40} Then the priest 
shall command that they take away the stones in which the 
plague [is,] and they shall cast them into an unclean place 
without the city: { 14:41 } And he shall cause the house to be 
scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust 
that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place: 
{14:42} And they shall take other stones, and put [them] in 
the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and 
shall plaister the house. {14:43} And if the plague come 
again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken 
away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and 
after it is plaistered; { 14:44} Then the priest shall come and 
look, and, behold, [if] the plague be spread in the house, it 
[is] a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. {14:45} 
And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the 
timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall 
carry [them] forth out of the city into an unclean place. 
{ 14:46} Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while 
that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even. {14:47} 
And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he 
that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes. {14:48} And 
if the priest shall come in, and look [upon it,] and, behold, 
the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was 
plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, 
because the plague is healed. {14:49} And he shall take to 
cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, 
and hyssop: { 14:50} And he shall kill the one of the birds in 
an earthen vessel over running water: {14:51} And he shall 
take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the 
living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and 
in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times: 
{14:52} And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of 
the bird, and with the running water, and with the living 
bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and 
with the scarlet: {14:53} But he shall let go the living bird 
out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement 
for the house: and it shall be clean. { 14:54} This [is] the law 
for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall, {14:55} And 
for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house, {14:56} And 
for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot: { 14:57} To 
teach when [it is] unclean, and when [it is] clean: this [is] 
the law of leprosy. 

{15:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, 
saying, {15:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say 
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flesh, [because of] his issue he [is] unclean. {15:3} And this 
shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run 
with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it [is] 
his uncleanness. {15:4} Every bed, whereon he lieth that 
hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he 
sitteth, shall be unclean. {15:5} And whosoever toucheth 
his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, 
and be unclean until the even. {15:6} And he that sitteth on 
[any] thing whereon he sat that hath the issue shall wash his 
clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until 
the even. {15:7} And he that toucheth the flesh of him that 
hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in 
water, and be unclean until the even. {15:8} And if he that 
hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash 
his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean 
until the even. {15:9} And what saddle soever he rideth 
upon that hath the issue shall be unclean. {15:10} And 
whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be 
unclean until the even: and he that beareth [any of] those 
things shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, 
and be unclean until the even. {15:11} And whomsoever he 
toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in 
water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in 
water, and be unclean until the even. {15:12} And the 
vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall 
be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in 
water. {15:13} And when he that hath an issue is cleansed 
of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for 
his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in 
running water, and shall be clean. {15:14} And on the 
eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two 
young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the 
priest: {15:15} And the priest shall offer them, the one [for] 
a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering; and the 
priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD 
for his issue. {15:16} And if any man's seed of copulation 
go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, 
and be unclean until the even. {15:17} And every garment, 
and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be 
washed with water, and be unclean until the even. {15:18} 
The woman also with whom man shall lie [with] seed of 
copulation, they shall [both] bathe [themselves] in water, 
and be unclean until the even. 

{ 15:19} And if a woman have an issue, [and] her issue in 
her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and 
whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. 
{15:20} And every thing that she lieth upon in her 
separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth 
upon shall be unclean. { 15:21 } And whosoever toucheth her 
bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and 
be unclean until the even. {15:22} And whosoever toucheth 
any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
[himself] in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:23} 
And if it [be] on [her] bed, or on any thing whereon she 
sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the 
even. {15:24} And if any man lie with her at all, and her 
flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all 
the bed whereon he lieth [shall be] unclean. {15:25} And if 
a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the 
time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her 
separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall 
be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. 
{15:26} Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her 
issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and 
whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the 
uncleanness of her separation. {15:27} And whosoever 
toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his 



clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until 
the even. {15:28} But if she be cleansed of her issue, then 
she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she 
shall be clean. { 15:29} And on the eighth day she shall take 
unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them 
unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. {15:30} And the priest shall offer the one 
[for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering; and 
the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD 
for the issue of her uncleanness. {15:31} Thus shall ye 
separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that 
they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my 
tabernacle that [is] among them. {15:32} This [is] the law 
of him that hath an issue, and [of him] whose seed goeth 
from him, and is defiled therewith; { 15:33} And of her that 
is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the 
man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that 
is unclean. 

{16:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death 
of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the 
LORD, and died; {16:2} And the LORD said unto Moses, 
Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times 
into the holy [place] within the vail before the mercy seat, 
which [is] upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in 
the cloud upon the mercy seat. {16:3} Thus shall Aaron 
come into the holy [place:] with a young bullock for a sin 
offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. { 16:4} He shall put 
on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches 
upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and 
with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy 
garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and 
[so] put them on. {16:5} And he shall take of the 
congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats 
for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. {16:6} 
And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which 
[is] for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for 
his house. {16:7} And he shall take the two goats, and 
present them before the LORD [at] the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. { 16:8} And Aaron shall cast 
lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other 
lot for the scapegoat. { 16:9} And Aaron shall bring the goat 
upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him [for] a sin 
offering. {16:10} But the goat, on which the lot fell to be 
the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to 
make an atonement with him, [and] to let him go for a 
scapegoat into the wilderness. {16:11} And Aaron shall 
bring the bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, 
and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, 
and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which [is] for 
himself: {16:12} And he shall take a censer full of burning 
coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his 
hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring [it] 
within the vail: {16:13} And he shall put the incense upon 
the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may 
cover the mercy seat that [is] upon the testimony, that he die 
not: {16:14} And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, 
and sprinkle [it] with his finger upon the mercy seat 
eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the 
blood with his finger seven times. 

{16:15} Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that 
[is] for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and 
do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, 
and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy 
seat: {16:16} And he shall make an atonement for the holy 
[place,] because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, 
and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so 
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remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. 
{16:17} And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the 
congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the 
holy [place,] until he come out, and have made an 
atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the 
congregation of Israel. {16:18} And he shall go out unto the 
altar that [is] before the LORD, and make an atonement for 
it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the 
blood of the goat, and put [it] upon the horns of the altar 
round about. {16:19} And he shall sprinkle of the blood 
upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and 
hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. 

{ 16:20} And when he hath made an end of reconciling the 
holy [place,] and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the 
altar, he shall bring the live goat: {16:21} And Aaron shall 
lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and 
confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, 
and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them 
upon the head of the goat, and shall send [him] away by the 
hand of a fit man into the wilderness: {16:22} And the goat 
shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not 
inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. 
{16:23} And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he 
put on when he went into the holy [place,] and shall leave 
them there: {16:24} And he shall wash his flesh with water 
in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, 
and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the 
people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the 
people. { 16:25} And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn 
upon the altar. {16:26} And he that let go the goat for the 
scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in 
water, and afterward come into the camp. {16:27} And the 
bullock [for] the sin offering, and the goat [for] the sin 
offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in 
the holy [place,] shall [one] carry forth without the camp; 
and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, 
and their dung. {16:28} And he that burneth them shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward 
he shall come into the camp. 

{16:29} And [this] shall be a statute for ever unto you: 
[that] in the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the month, 
ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, [whether it 
be] one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth 
among you: {16:30} For on that day shall [the priest] make 
an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [that] ye may be clean 
from all your sins before the LORD. {16:31} It [shall be] a 
sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a 
statute for ever. {16:32} And the priest, whom he shall 
anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the 
priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the 
atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, [even] the 
holy garments: { 16:33} And he shall make an atonement for 
the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he 
shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the 
people of the congregation. {16:34} And this shall be an 
everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the 
children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as 
the LORD commanded Moses. 

{17:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {17:2} 
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the 
children of Israel, and say unto them; This [is] the thing 
which the LORD hath commanded, saying, {17:3} What 
man soever [there be] of the house of Israel, that killeth an 
ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth [it] out of 



the camp, {17:4} And bringeth it not unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the 
LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be 
imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man 
shall be cut off from among his people: {17:5} To the end 
that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which 
they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them 
unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, unto the priest, and offer them [for] peace 
offerings unto the LORD. {17:6} And the priest shall 
sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD [at] the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a 
sweet savour unto the LORD. {17:7} And they shall no 
more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have 
gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them 
throughout their generations. 

{17:8} And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man 
[there be] of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which 
sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering of 
sacrifice, {17:9} And bringeth it not unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; 
even that man shall be cut off from among his people. 

{17:10} And whatsoever man [there be] of the house of 
Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that 
eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against 
that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among 
his people. {17:11} For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: 
and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an 
atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh 
an atonement for the soul. {17:12} Therefore I said unto the 
children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither 
shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. 
{17:13} And whatsoever man [there be] of the children of 
Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which 
hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he 
shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. 
{ 17:14} For [it is] the life of all flesh; the blood of it [is] for 
the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, 
Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of 
all flesh [is] the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be 
cut off. {17:15} And every soul that eateth that which died 
[of itself,] or that which was torn [with beasts, whether it 
be] one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both 
wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be 
unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. {17:16} But 
if he wash [them] not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear 
his iniquity. 

{18:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {18:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am 
the LORD your God. {18:3} After the doings of the land of 
Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the 
doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye 
not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. {18:4} Ye 
shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk 
therein: I [am] the LORD your God. {18:5} Ye shall 
therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a 
man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD. 

{18:6} None of you shall approach to any that is near of 
kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness: I [am] the LORD. 
{ 18:7} The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy 
mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt 
not uncover her nakedness. {18:8} The nakedness of thy 
father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's 
nakedness. {18:9} The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter 
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born at home, or born abroad, [even] their nakedness thou 
shalt not uncover. {18:10} The nakedness of thy son's 
daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, [even] their 
nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs [is] thine own 
nakedness. {18:11} The nakedness of thy father's wife's 
daughter, begotten of thy father, she [is] thy sister, thou 
shalt not uncover her nakedness. {18:12} Thou shalt not 
uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she [is] thy 
father's near kinswoman. { 18:13} Thou shalt not uncover 
the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she [is] thy 
mother's near kinswoman. {18:14} Thou shalt not uncover 
the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not 
approach to his wife: she [is] thine aunt. {18:15} Thou shalt 
not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she [is] 
thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
{18:16} Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy 
brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness. {18:17} Thou 
shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her 
daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her 
daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; [for] they 
[are] her near kinswomen: it [is] wickedness. {18:18} 
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex [her,] to 
uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life [time. 
]{ 18:19} Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to 
uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her 
uncleanness. {18:20} Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally 
with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her. 
{ 18:21 } And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through 
[the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of 
thy God: I [am] the LORD. {18:22} Thou shalt not lie with 
mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. {18:23} 
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself 
therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to 
lie down thereto: it [is] confusion. {18:24} Defile not ye 
yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations 
are defiled which I cast out before you: {18:25} And the 
land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon 
it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. {18:26} 
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and 
shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any 
of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among 
you: {18:27} (For all these abominations have the men of 
the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is 
defiled;) {18:28} That the land spue not you out also, when 
ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before 
you. {18:29} For whosoever shall commit any of these 
abominations, even the souls that commit [them] shall be 
cut off from among their people. {18:30} Therefore shall ye 
keep mine ordinance, that [ye] commit not [any one] of 
these abominable customs, which were committed before 
you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I [am] the 
LORD your God. 

{19:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {19:2} 
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your 
God [am] holy. 

{ 19:3} Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, 
and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{19:4} Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves 
molten gods: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{ 19:5} And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto 
the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will. { 19:6} It shall 
be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if 
ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire. 
{19:7} And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it [is] 



abominable; it shall not be accepted. {19:8} Therefore 
[every one] that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he 
hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that 
soul shall be cut off from among his people. 

{19:9} And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou 
shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt 
thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. {19:10} And thou 
shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather 
[every] grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the 
poor and stranger: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{19:11} Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie 
one to another. 

{19:12} And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, 
neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the 
LORD. 

{19:13} Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob 
[him:] the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with 
thee all night until the morning. 

{19:14} Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a 
stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I 
[am] the LORD. 

{19:15} Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou 
shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the 
person of the mighty: [but] in righteousness shalt thou judge 
thy neighbour. 

{19:16} Thou shalt not go up and down [as] a talebearer 
among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood 
of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD. 

{19:17} Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: 
thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer 
sin upon him. 

{19:18} Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge 
against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy 
neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD. 

{19:19} Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy 
cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy 
field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of 
linen and woollen come upon thee. 

{19:20} And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that 
[is] a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all 
redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; 
they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. 
{19:21} And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the 
LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
[even] a ram for a trespass offering. {19:22} And the priest 
shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the 
trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath 
done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him. 

{19:23} And when ye shall come into the land, and shall 
have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall 
count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it 
be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of. 
{19:24} But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be 
holy to praise the LORD [withal. ]{ 19:25} And in the fifth 
year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto 
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{19:26} Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: 
neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. 
{19:27} Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, 
neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. {19:28} Ye 
shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor 
print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD. 

{19:29} Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be 
a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land 
become full of wickedness. 

{19:30} Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my 
sanctuary: I [am] the LORD. 

{ 19:31 } Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither 
seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD 
your God. 

{19:32} Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and 
honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the 
LORD. 

{19:33} And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, 
ye shall not vex him. {19:34} [But] the stranger that 
dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, 
and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in 
the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{19:35} Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in 
meteyard, in weight, or in measure. {19:36} Just balances, 
just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I 
[am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the 
land of Egypt. {19:37} Therefore shall ye observe all my 
statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I [am] the 
LORD. 

{20:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {20:2} 
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever 
[he be] of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that 
sojourn in Israel, that giveth [any] of his seed unto Molech; 
he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall 
stone him with stones. {20:3} And I will set my face against 
that man, and will cut him off from among his people; 
because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my 
sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. {20:4} And if the 
people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the 
man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him 
not: {20:5} Then I will set my face against that man, and 
against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a 
whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from 
among their people. 

{20:6} And the soul that turneth after such as have 
familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after 
them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut 
him off from among his people. 

{20:7} Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I 
[am] the LORD your God. {20:8} And ye shall keep my 
statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD which sanctify you. 

{20:9} For every one that curseth his father or his mother 
shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his 
mother; his blood [shall be] upon him. 

{20:10} And the man that committeth adultery with 
[another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery 
with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress 
shall surely be put to death. {20:11} And the man that lieth 



with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's 
nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their 
blood [shall be] upon them. {20:12} And if a man lie with 
his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to 
death: they have wrought confusion; their blood [shall be] 
upon them. {20:13} If a man also lie with mankind, as he 
lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an 
abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood 
[shall be] upon them. {20:14} And if a man take a wife and 
her mother, it [is] wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, 
both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. 
{20:15} And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put 
to death: and ye shall slay the beast. {20:16} And if a 
woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou 
shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put 
to death; their blood [shall be] upon them. {20:17} And if a 
man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his 
mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his 
nakedness; it [is] a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in 
the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's 
nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. {20:18} And if a man 
shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall 
uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and 
she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of 
them shall be cut off from among their people. {20:19} And 
thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, 
nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: 
they shall bear their iniquity. {20:20} And if a man shall lie 
with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's 
nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 
{20:21} And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it [is] an 
unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; 
they shall be childless. 

{20:22} Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all 
my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring 
you to dwell therein, spue you not out. {20:23} And ye shall 
not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out 
before you: for they committed all these things, and 
therefore I abhorred them. {20:24} But I have said unto 
you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to 
possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I [am] 
the LORD your God, which have separated you from 
[other] people. {20:25} Ye shall therefore put difference 
between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean 
fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls 
abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living 
thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated 
from you as unclean. {20:26} And ye shall be holy unto me: 
for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from 
[other] people, that ye should be mine. 

{20:27} A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, 
or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall 
stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them. 

{21:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the 
priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall 
none be defiled for the dead among his people: {21:2} But 
for his kin, that is near unto him, [that is,] for his mother, 
and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and 
for his brother, {21:3} And for his sister a virgin, that is 
nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he 
be defiled. {21:4} [But] he shall not defile himself, [being] 
a chief man among his people, to profane himself. {21:5} 
They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall 
they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any 
cuttings in their flesh. {21:6} They shall be holy unto their 
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offerings of the LORD made by fire, [and] the bread of their 
God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy. {21:7} 
They shall not take a wife [that is] a whore, or profane; 
neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: 
for he [is] holy unto his God. {21:8} Thou shalt sanctify 
him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall 
be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, [am] 
holy. 

{21:9} And the daughter of any priest, if she profane 
herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she 
shall be burnt with fire. {21:10} And [he that is] the high 
priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing 
oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the 
garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes; 
{21:11} Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile 
himself for his father, or for his mother; {21:12} Neither 
shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary 
of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God [is] 
upon him: I [am] the LORD. {21:13} And he shall take a 
wife in her virginity. {21:14} A widow, or a divorced 
woman, or profane, [or] an harlot, these shall he not take: 
but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife. {21:15} 
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the 
LORD do sanctify him. 

{21:16} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{21:17} Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever [he be] of 
thy seed in their generations that hath [any] blemish, let him 
not approach to offer the bread of his God. {21:18} For 
whatsoever man [he be] that hath a blemish, he shall not 
approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, 
or any thing superfluous, {21:19} Or a man that is 
brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, {21:20} Or crookbackt, or 
a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or 
scabbed, or hath his stones broken; {21:21} No man that 
hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come 
nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he 
hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of 
his God. {21:22} He shall eat the bread of his God, [both] 
of the most holy, and of the holy. {21:23} Only he shall not 
go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he 
hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the 
LORD do sanctify them. {21:24} And Moses told [it] unto 
Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel. 

{22:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {22:2} 
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate 
themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, 
and that they profane not my holy name [in those things] 
which they hallow unto me: I [am] the LORD. {22:3} Say 
unto them, Whosoever [he be] of all your seed among your 
generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the 
children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, having his 
uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my 
presence: I [am] the LORD. {22:4} What man soever of the 
seed of Aaron [is] a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall 
not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso 
toucheth any thing [that is] unclean [by] the dead, or a man 
whose seed goeth from him; {22:5} Or whosoever toucheth 
any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a 
man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever 
uncleanness he hath; {22:6} The soul which hath touched 
any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the 
holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water. {22:7} 
And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall 
afterward eat of the holy things; because it [is] his food. 
{22:8} That which dieth of itself, or is torn [with beasts,] he 
shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I [am] the LORD. 



{22:9} They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they 
bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the 
LORD do sanctify them. {22:10} There shall no stranger 
eat [of] the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or an hired 
servant, shall not eat [of] the holy thing. {22:11} But if the 
priest buy [any] soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and 
he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat. 
{22:12} If the priest's daughter also be [married] unto a 
stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things. 
{22:13} But if the priest's daughter be a widow, or 
divorced, and have no child, and is returned unto her 
father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's 
meat: but there shall no stranger eat thereof. 

{22:14} And if a man eat [of] the holy thing unwittingly, 
then he shall put the fifth [part] thereof unto it, and shall 
give [it] unto the priest with the holy thing. {22:15} And 
they shall not profane the holy things of the children of 
Israel, which they offer unto the LORD; {22:16} Or suffer 
them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their 
holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them. 

{22:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{22:18} Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the 
children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever [he be] of 
the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will 
offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill 
offerings, which they will offer unto the LORD for a burnt 
offering; {22:19} [Ye shall offer] at your own will a male 
without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. 
{22:20} [But] whatsoever hath a blemish, [that] shall ye not 
offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. {22:21} And 
whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the 
LORD to accomplish [his] vow, or a freewill offering in 
beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there 
shall be no blemish therein. {22:22} Blind, or broken, or 
maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall 
not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire 
of them upon the altar unto the LORD. {22:23} Either a 
bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking 
in his parts, that mayest thou offer [for] a freewill offering; 
but for a vow it shall not be accepted. {22:24} Ye shall not 
offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or 
broken, or cut; neither shall ye make [any offering thereof] 
in your land. {22:25} Neither from a stranger's hand shall 
ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their 
corruption [is] in them, [and] blemishes [be] in them: they 
shall not be accepted for you. 

{22:26} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{22:27} When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought 
forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from 
the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD. {22:28} And 
[whether it be] cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young 
both in one day. {22:29} And when ye will offer a sacrifice 
of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will. 
{22:30} On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave 
none of it until the morrow: I [am] the LORD. {22:31} 
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I 
[am] the LORD. {22:32} Neither shall ye profane my holy 
name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I 
[am] the LORD which hallow you, {22:33} That brought 
you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I [am] the 
LORD. 

{23:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {23:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, 
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proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] my 
feasts. {23:3} Six days shall work be done: but the seventh 
day [is] the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do 
no work [therein:] it [is] the sabbath of the LORD in all 
your dwellings. 

{23:4} These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy 
convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 
{23:5} In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] 
the LORD'S passover. {23:6} And on the fifteenth day of 
the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the 
LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. {23:7} In 
the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do 
no servile work therein. {23:8} But ye shall offer an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the 
seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile 
work [therein. 

]{23:9} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{23:10} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto 
them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, 
and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf 
of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: {23:11} 
And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be 
accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest 
shall wave it. {23:12} And ye shall offer that day when ye 
wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year 
for a burnt offering unto the LORD. {23:13} And the meat 
offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour 
mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD 
[for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall 
be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin. {23:14} And ye 
shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, 
until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto 
your God: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your 
generations in all your dwellings. 

{23:15} And ye shall count unto you from the morrow 
after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of 
the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 
{23:16} Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath 
shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat 
offering unto the LORD. {23:17} Ye shall bring out of your 
habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall 
be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; [they are] 
the firstfruits unto the LORD. {23:18} And ye shall offer 
with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first 
year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be 
[for] a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat 
offering, and their drink offerings, [even] an offering made 
by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. {23:19} Then ye 
shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and 
two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 
{23:20} And the priest shall wave them with the bread of 
the first fruits [for] a wave offering before the LORD, with 
the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the 
priest. {23:21} And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, 
[that] it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do 
no servile work [therein: it shall be] a statute for ever in all 
your dwellings throughout your generations. 

{23:22} And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou 
shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field 
when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of 
thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the 
stranger: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{23:23} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{23:24} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the 



seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have 
a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy 
convocation. {23:25} Ye shall do no servile work [therein:] 
but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 

{23:26} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{23:27} Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there 
shall be] a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation 
unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD. {23:28} And ye shall 
do no work in that same day: for it [is] a day of atonement, 
to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 
{23:29} For whatsoever soul [it be] that shall not be 
afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among 
his people. {23:30} And whatsoever soul [it be] that doeth 
any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy 
from among his people. {23:31} Ye shall do no manner of 
work: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your 
generations in all your dwellings. {23:32} It [shall be] unto 
you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the 
ninth [day] of the month at even, from even unto even, shall 
ye celebrate your sabbath. 

{23:33} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{23:34} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The 
fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of 
tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD. {23:35} On 
the first day [shall be] an holy convocation: ye shall do no 
servile work [therein. ]{23:36} Seven days ye shall offer an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day 
shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a solemn 
assembly; [and] ye shall do no servile work [therein. 
]{23:37} These [are] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall 
proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat 
offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon 
his day: {23:38} Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and 
beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all 
your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD. 
{23:39} Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, 
when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep 
a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] 
a sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath. 
{23:40} And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of 
goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of 
thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice 
before the LORD your God seven days. {23:41} And ye 
shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. 
[It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall 
celebrate it in the seventh month. {23:42} Ye shall dwell in 
booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in 
booths: {23:43} That your generations may know that I 
made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I 
brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD 
your God. {23:44} And Moses declared unto the children of 
Israel the feasts of the LORD. 

{24:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {24:2} 
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee 
pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn 
continually. {24:3} Without the vail of the testimony, in the 
tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the 
evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: [it 
shall be] a statute for ever in your generations. {24:4} He 
shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the 
LORD continually. 

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cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake. {24:6} 
And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the 
pure table before the LORD. {24:7} And thou shalt put pure 
frankincense upon [each] row, that it may be on the bread 
for a memorial, [even] an offering made by fire unto the 
LORD. {24:8} Every sabbath he shall set it in order before 
the LORD continually, [being taken] from the children of 
Israel by an everlasting covenant. {24:9} And it shall be 
Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: 
for it [is] most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD 
made by fire by a perpetual statute. 

{24:10} And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose 
father [was] an Egyptian, went out among the children of 
Israel: and this son of the Israelitish [woman] and a man of 
Israel strove together in the camp; {24:11} And the 
Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name [of the 
LORD,] and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: 
(and his mother's name [was] Shelomith, the daughter of 
Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:) {24:12} And they put him in 
ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them. 
{24:13} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {24:14} 
Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let 
all that heard [him] lay their hands upon his head, and let all 
the congregation stone him. {24:15} And thou shalt speak 
unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his 
God shall bear his sin. {24:16} And he that blasphemeth the 
name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, [and] all 
the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the 
stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth 
the name [of the LORD,] shall be put to death. 

{24:17} And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to 
death. {24:18} And he that killeth a beast shall make it 
good; beast for beast. {24:19} And if a man cause a blemish 
in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him; 
{24:20} Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as 
he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to 
him [again. ] {24:21} And he that killeth a beast, he shall 
restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death. 
{24:22} Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the 
stranger, as for one of your own country: for I [am] the 
LORD your God. 

{24:23} And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that 
they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, 
and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as 
the LORD commanded Moses. 

{25:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, 
saying, {25:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say 
unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, 
then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. {25:3} 
Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt 
prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; {25:4} 
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the 
land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy 
field, nor prune thy vineyard. {25:5} That which groweth of 
its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither 
gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: [for] it is a year of 
rest unto the land. {25:6} And the sabbath of the land shall 
be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy 
maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that 
sojourneth with thee, {25:7} And for thy cattle, and for the 
beast that [are] in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be 
meat. 

{25:8} And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years 
unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the 



seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine 
years. {25:9} Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile 
to sound on the tenth [day] of the seventh month, in the day 
of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout 
all your land. {25:10} And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, 
and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the 
inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall 
return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return 
every man unto his family. {25:11} A jubile shall that 
fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that 
which groweth of itself in it, nor gather [the grapes] in it of 
thy vine undressed. {25:12} For it [is] the jubile; it shall be 
holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the 
field. {25:13} In the year of this jubile ye shall return every 
man unto his possession. {25:14} And if thou sell [ought] 
unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's 
hand, ye shall not oppress one another: {25:15} According 
to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy 
neighbour, [and] according unto the number of years of the 
fruits he shall sell unto thee: {25:16} According to the 
multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and 
according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the 
price of it: for [according] to the number [of the years] of 
the fruits doth he sell unto thee. {25:17} Ye shall not 
therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: 
for I [am] the LORD your God. 

{25:18} Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my 
judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in 
safety. {25:19} And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye 
shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. {25:20} And 
if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, 
we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: {25:21 } Then I 
will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it 
shall bring forth fruit for three years. {25:22} And ye shall 
sow the eighth year, and eat [yet] of old fruit until the ninth 
year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat [of] the old [store. 

] {25:23} The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land 
[is] mine; for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me. 
{25:24} And in all the land of your possession ye shall 
grant a redemption for the land. 

{25:25} If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away 
[some] of his possession, and if any of his kin come to 
redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. 
{25:26} And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself 
be able to redeem it; {25:27} Then let him count the years 
of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to 
whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession. 
{25:28} But if he be not able to restore [it] to him, then that 
which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath 
bought it until the year of jubile: and in the jubile it shall go 
out, and he shall return unto his possession. {25:29} And if 
a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may 
redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; [within] a full 
year may he redeem it. {25:30} And if it be not redeemed 
within the space of a full year, then the house that [is] in the 
walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought 
it throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the 
jubile. {25:31 } But the houses of the villages which have no 
wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the 
country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the 
jubile. {25:32} Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, 
[and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the 
Levites redeem at any time. {25:33} And if a man purchase 
of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of 
his possession, shall go out in [the year of] jubile: for the 
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among the children of Israel. {25:34} But the field of the 
suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their 
perpetual possession. 

{25:35} And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in 
decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: [yea, though he 
be] a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. 
{25:36} Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy 
God; that thy brother may live with thee. {25:37} Thou 
shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy 
victuals for increase. {25:38} I [am] the LORD your God, 
which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give 
you the land of Canaan, [and] to be your God. 

{25:39} And if thy brother [that dwelleth] by thee be 
waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel 
him to serve as a bondservant: {25:40} [But] as an hired 
servant, [and] as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, [and] 
shall serve thee unto the year of jubile: {25:41} And [then] 
shall he depart from thee, [both] he and his children with 
him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the 
possession of his fathers shall he return. {25:42} For they 
[are] my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of 
Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. {25:43} Thou 
shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. 
{25:44} Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou 
shalt have, [shall be] of the heathen that are round about 
you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. 
{25:45} Moreover of the children of the strangers that do 
sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their 
families that [are] with you, which they begat in your land: 
and they shall be your possession. {25:46} And ye shall 
take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to 
inherit [them for] a possession; they shall be your bondmen 
for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye 
shall not rule one over another with rigour. 

{25:47} And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, 
and thy brother [that dwelleth] by him wax poor, and sell 
himself unto the stranger [or] sojourner by thee, or to the 
stock of the stranger's family: {25:48} After that he is sold 
he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem 
him: {25:49} Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may 
redeem him, or [any] that is nigh of kin unto him of his 
family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem 
himself. {25:50} And he shall reckon with him that bought 
him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of 
jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the 
number of years, according to the time of an hired servant 
shall it be with him. {25:51} If [there be] yet many years 
[behind,] according unto them he shall give again the price 
of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for. 
{25:52} And if there remain but few years unto the year of 
jubile, then he shall count with him, [and] according unto 
his years shall he give him again the price of his 
redemption. {25:53} [And] as a yearly hired servant shall 
he be with him: [and the other] shall not rule with rigour 
over him in thy sight. {25:54} And if he be not redeemed in 
these [years,] then he shall go out in the year of jubile, 
[both] he, and his children with him. {25:55} For unto me 
the children of Israel [are] servants; they [are] my servants 
whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the 
LORD your God. 

{26:1} Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, 
neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up 
[any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I 
[am] the LORD your God. 



{26:2} Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my 
sanctuary: I [am] the LORD. 

{26:3} If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my 
commandments, and do them; {26:4} Then I will give you 
rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and 
the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. {26:5} And your 
threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall 
reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to 
the full, and dwell in your land safely. {26:6} And I will 
give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall 
make [you] afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, 
neither shall the sword go through your land. {26:7} And ye 
shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by 
the sword. {26:8} And five of you shall chase an hundred, 
and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and 
your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. {26:9} For 
I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and 
multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. {26:10} 
And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of 
the new. {26:11} And I will set my tabernacle among you: 
and my soul shall not abhor you. {26:12} And I will walk 
among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my 
people. {26:13} I [am] the LORD your God, which brought 
you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be 
their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, 
and made you go upright. 

{26:14} But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not 
do all these commandments; {26:15} And if ye shall 
despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so 
that ye will not do all my commandments, [but] that ye 
break my covenant: {26:16} I also will do this unto you; I 
will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the 
burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow 
of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your 
enemies shall eat it. {26:17} And I will set my face against 
you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that 
hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none 
pursueth you. {26:18} And if ye will not yet for all this 
hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more 
for your sins. {26:19} And I will break the pride of your 
power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth 
as brass: {26:20} And your strength shall be spent in vain: 
for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the 
trees of the land yield their fruits. 

{26:21} And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not 
hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues 
upon you according to your sins. {26:22} I will also send 
wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your 
children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in 
number; and your [high] ways shall be desolate. {26:23} 
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but 
will walk contrary unto me; {26:24} Then will I also walk 
contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for 
your sins. {26:25} And I will bring a sword upon you, that 
shall avenge the quarrel of [my] covenant: and when ye are 
gathered together within your cities, I will send the 
pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the 
hand of the enemy. {26:26} [And] when I have broken the 
staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one 
oven, and they shall deliver [you] your bread again by 
weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied. {26:27} And 
if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary 
unto me; {26:28} Then I will walk contrary unto you also in 
fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your 
sins. {26:29} And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and 
the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. {26:30} And I will 



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destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and 
cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my 
soul shall abhor you. {26:31} And I will make your cities 
waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will 
not smell the savour of your sweet odours. {26:32} And I 
will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which 
dwell therein shall be astonished at it. {26:33} And I will 
scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword 
after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities 
waste. {26:34} Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as 
long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; 
[even] then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. 
{26:35} As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it 
did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it. 
{26:36} And upon them that are left [alive] of you I will 
send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their 
enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; 
and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall 
fall when none pursueth. {26:37} And they shall fall one 
upon another, as it were before a sword, when none 
pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your 
enemies. {26:38} And ye shall perish among the heathen, 
and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. {26:39} And 
they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in 
your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their 
fathers shall they pine away with them. {26:40} If they shall 
confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with 
their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that 
also they have walked contrary unto me; {26:41} And [that] 
I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought 
them into the land of their enemies; if then their 
uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of 
the punishment of their iniquity: {26:42} Then will I 
remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant 
with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I 
remember; and I will remember the land. {26:43} The land 
also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, 
while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept 
of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because 
they despised my judgments, and because their soul 
abhorred my statutes. {26:44} And yet for all that, when 
they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them 
away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and 
to break my covenant with them: for I [am] the LORD their 
God. {26:45} But I will for their sakes remember the 
covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the 
land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be 
their God: I [am] the LORD. {26:46} These [are] the 
statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made 
between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by 
the hand of Moses. 

{27:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {27:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When 
a man shall make a singular vow, the persons [shall be] for 
the LORD by thy estimation. {27:3} And thy estimation 
shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty 
years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of 
silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. {27:4} And if it [be] 
a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. {27:5} 
And if [it be] from five years old even unto twenty years 
old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, 
and for the female ten shekels. {27:6} And if [it be] from a 
month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation 
shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female 
thy estimation [shall be] three shekels of silver. {27:7} And 
if [it be] from sixty years old and above; if [it be] a male, 
then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the 
female ten shekels. {27:8} But if he be poorer than thy 



estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, 
and the priest shall value him; according to his ability that 
vowed shall the priest value him. {27:9} And if [it be] a 
beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all 
that [any man] giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy. 
{27:10} He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, 
or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for 
beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy. 
{27:11} And if [it be] any unclean beast, of which they do 
not offer a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present 
the beast before the priest: {27:12} And the priest shall 
value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, [who 
art] the priest, so shall it be. {27:13} But if he will at all 
redeem it, then he shall add a fifth [part] thereof unto thy 
estimation. 

{27:14} And when a man shall sanctify his house [to be] 
holy unto the LORD, then the priest shall estimate it, 
whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so 
shall it stand. {27:15} And if he that sanctified it will 
redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth [part] of the 
money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be his. {27:16} 
And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD [some part] of a 
field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be 
according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed [shall 
be valued] at fifty shekels of silver. {27:17} If he sanctify 
his field from the year of jubile, according to thy estimation 
it shall stand. {27:18} But if he sanctify his field after the 
jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money 
according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the 
jubile, and it shall be abated from thy estimation. {27:19} 
And if he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it, 
then he shall add the fifth [part] of the money of thy 
estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him. {27:20} 
And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the 
field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more. 
{27:21} But the field, when it goeth out in the jubile, shall 
be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession 
thereof shall be the priest's. {27:22} And if [a man] sanctify 
unto the LORD a field which he hath bought, which [is] not 
of the fields of his possession; {27:23} Then the priest shall 
reckon unto him the worth of thy estimation, [even] unto the 
year of the jubile: and he shall give thine estimation in that 
day, [as] a holy thing unto the LORD. {27:24} In the year 
of the jubile the field shall return unto him of whom it was 
bought, [even] to him to whom the possession of the land 
[did belong. ] {27:25} And all thy estimations shall be 
according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall 
be the shekel. 

{27:26} Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be 
the LORD'S firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether [it 
be] ox, or sheep: it [is] the LORD'S. {27:27} And if [it be] 
of an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to 
thine estimation, and shall add a fifth [part] of it thereto: or 
if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to thy 
estimation. {27:28} Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that 
a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, [both] 
of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be 
sold or redeemed: every devoted thing [is] most holy unto 
the LORD. {27:29} None devoted, which shall be devoted 
of men, shall be redeemed; [but] shall surely be put to 
death. {27:30} And all the tithe of the land, [whether] of the 
seed of the land, [or] of the fruit of the tree, [is] the 
LORD'S: [it is] holy unto the LORD. {27:31} And if a man 
will at all redeem [ought] of his tithes, he shall add thereto 
the fifth [part] thereof. {27:32} And concerning the tithe of 
the herd, or of the flock, [even] of whatsoever passeth under 
the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. {27:33} He 



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shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he 
change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the 
change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. 
{27:34} These [are] the commandments, which the LORD 
commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai. 



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The Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers 



{1:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness 
of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first 
[day] of the second month, in the second year after they 
were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, {1:2} Take ye 
the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the 
number of [their] names, every male by their polls; {1:3} 
From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go 
forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by 
their armies. {1:4} And with you there shall be a man of 
every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers. 

{1:5} And these [are] the names of the men that shall 
stand with you: of [the tribe of] Reuben; Elizur the son of 
Shedeur. {1:6} Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of 
Zurishaddai. {1:7} Of Judah; Nahshon the son of 
Amminadab. {1:8} Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar. 
{1:9} Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon. {1:10} Of the 
children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of 
Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 
{1:11} Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni. {1:12} Of 
Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {1:13} Of Asher; 
Pagiel the son of Ocran. {1:14} Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of 
Deuel. {1:15} Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. {1:16} 
These [were] the renowned of the congregation, princes of 
the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel. 

{1:17} And Moses and Aaron took these men which are 
expressed by [their] names: {1:18} And they assembled all 
the congregation together on the first [day] of the second 
month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, 
by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the 
names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. 
{1:19} As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered 
them in the wilderness of Sinai. {1:20} And the children of 
Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their 
families, by the house of their fathers, according to the 
number of the names, by their polls, every male from 
twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth 
to war; { 1:21 } Those that were numbered of them, [even] of 
the tribe of Reuben, [were] forty and six thousand and five 
hundred. 

{ 1 :22 } Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that 
were numbered of them, according to the number of the 
names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:23} Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Simeon, 
[were] fifty and nine thousand and three hundred. 

{ 1 :24 } Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after 
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the 
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all 
that were able to go forth to war; {1:25} Those that were 
numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Gad, [were] forty 
and five thousand six hundred and fifty. 

{ 1 :26 } Of the children of Judah, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; { 1 :27 } Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Judah, 
[were] threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred. 



{1:28} Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; { 1 :29 } Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Issachar, 
[were] fifty and four thousand and four hundred. 

{1:30} Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:31} Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Zebulun, 
[were] fifty and seven thousand and four hundred. 

{1:32} Of the children of Joseph, [namely,] of the 
children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their 
families, by the house of their fathers, according to the 
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all 
that were able to go forth to war; {1:33} Those that were 
numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Ephraim, [were] 
forty thousand and five hundred. 

{1:34} Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:35} Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of 
Manasseh, [were] thirty and two thousand and two hundred. 

{1:36} Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:37} Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of 
Benjamin, [were] thirty and five thousand and four hundred. 

{1:38} Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after 
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the 
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all 
that were able to go forth to war; {1:39} Those that were 
numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Dan, [were] 
threescore and two thousand and seven hundred. 

{1:40} Of the children of Asher, by their generations, 
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:41} Those 
that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Asher, 
[were] forty and one thousand and five hundred. 

{ 1 :42 } Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their 
generations, after their families, by the house of their 
fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty 
years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 
{1:43} Those that were numbered of them, [even] of the 
tribe of Naphtali, [were] fifty and three thousand and four 
hundred. { 1 :44 } These [are] those that were numbered, 
which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of 
Israel, [being] twelve men: each one was for the house of 
his fathers. {1:45} So were all those that were numbered of 
the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from 
twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth 
to war in Israel; {1:46} Even all they that were numbered 
were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five 
hundred and fifty. 

{1:47} But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were 
not numbered among them. { 1:48} For the LORD had 
spoken unto Moses, saying, {1:49} Only thou shalt not 



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number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them 
among the children of Israel: {1:50} But thou shalt appoint 
the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all 
the vessels thereof, and over all things that [belong] to it: 
they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; 
and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round 
about the tabernacle. {1:51} And when the tabernacle 
setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the 
tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and 
the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. {L52} 
And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man 
by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, 
throughout their hosts. {1:53} But the Levites shall pitch 
round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no 
wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and 
the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of 
testimony. {1:54} And the children of Israel did according 
to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they. 

{2:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
saying, {2:2} Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch 
by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: 
far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they 
pitch. {2:3} And on the east side toward the rising of the 
sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch 
throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of 
Amminadab [shall be] captain of the children of Judah. 
{2:4} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, 
[were] threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred. 
{2:5} And those that do pitch next unto him [shall be] the 
tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar [shall be] 
captain of the children of Issachar. {2:6} And his host, and 
those that were numbered thereof, [were] fifty and four 
thousand and four hundred. {2:7} [Then] the tribe of 
Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon [shall be] captain of 
the children of Zebulun. {2:8} And his host, and those that 
were numbered thereof, [were] fifty and seven thousand and 
four hundred. {2:9} All that were numbered in the camp of 
Judah [were] an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand 
and six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. 
These shall first set forth. 

{2:10} On the south side [shall be] the standard of the 
camp of Reuben according to their armies: and the captain 
of the children of Reuben [shall be] Elizur the son of 
Shedeur. {2:11} And his host, and those that were 
numbered thereof, [were] forty and six thousand and five 
hundred. {2:12} And those which pitch by him [shall be] 
the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of the children of 
Simeon [shall be] Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. {2:13} 
And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] 
fifty and nine thousand and three hundred. {2:14} Then the 
tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad [shall be] 
Eliasaph the son of Reuel. {2:15} And his host, and those 
that were numbered of them, [were] forty and five thousand 
and six hundred and fifty. {2:16} All that were numbered in 
the camp of Reuben [were] an hundred thousand and fifty 
and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, throughout 
their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank. 

{2:17} Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set 
forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the 
camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man 
in his place by their standards. 

{2:18} On the west side [shall be] the standard of the 
camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain 
of the sons of Ephraim [shall be] Elishama the son of 
Ammihud. {2:19} And his host, and those that were 



numbered of them, [were] forty thousand and five hundred. 
{2:20} And by him [shall be] the tribe of Manasseh: and the 
captain of the children of Manasseh [shall be] Gamaliel the 
son of Pedahzur. {2:21} And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, [were] thirty and two thousand and two 
hundred. {2:22} Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain 
of the sons of Benjamin [shall be] Abidan the son of 
Gideoni. {2:23} And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, [were] thirty and five thousand and four 
hundred. {2:24} All that were numbered of the camp of 
Ephraim [were] an hundred thousand and eight thousand 
and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go 
forward in the third rank. 

{2:25} The standard of the camp of Dan [shall be] on the 
north side by their armies: and the captain of the children of 
Dan [shall be] Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {2:26} 
And his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] 
threescore and two thousand and seven hundred. {2:27} 
And those that encamp by him [shall be] the tribe of Asher: 
and the captain of the children of Asher [shall be] Pagiel the 
son of Ocran. {2:28} And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, [were] forty and one thousand and five 
hundred. 

{2:29} Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the 
children of Naphtali [shall be] Ahira the son of Enan. 
{2:30} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, 
[were] fifty and three thousand and four hundred. {2:31} 
All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan [were] an 
hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six 
hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards. 

{2:32} These [are] those which were numbered of the 
children of Israel by the house of their fathers: all those that 
were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts [were] 
six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred 
and fifty. {2:33} But the Levites were not numbered among 
the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. 
{2:34} And the children of Israel did according to all that 
the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their 
standards, and so they set forward, every one after their 
families, according to the house of their fathers. 

{3:1} These also [are] the generations of Aaron and 
Moses in the day [that] the LORD spake with Moses in 
mount Sinai. {3:2} And these [are] the names of the sons of 
Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and 
Ithamar. {3:3} These [are] the names of the sons of Aaron, 
the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to 
minister in the priest's office. {3:4} And Nadab and Abihu 
died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire 
before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had 
no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the 
priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father. 

{3:5} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {3:6} 
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron 
the priest, that they may minister unto him. {3:7} And they 
shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole 
congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to 
do the service of the tabernacle. {3:8} And they shall keep 
all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of 
the tabernacle. {3:9} And thou shalt give the Levites unto 
Aaron and to his sons: they [are] wholly given unto him out 
of the children of Israel. {3:10} And thou shalt appoint 
Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's 
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death. {3:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{3:12} And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among 
the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth 
the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the 
Levites shall be mine; {3:13} Because all the firstborn [are] 
mine; [for] on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the 
land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, 
both man and beast: mine shall they be: I [am] the LORD. 

{3:14} And the LORD spake unto Moses in the 
wilderness of Sinai, saying, {3:15} Number the children of 
Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every 
male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them. 
{3:16} And Moses numbered them according to the word of 
the LORD, as he was commanded. {3:17} And these were 
the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and 
Merari. {3:18} And these [are] the names of the sons of 
Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei. {3:19} And 
the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar, 
Hebron, and Uzziel. {3:20} And the sons of Merari by their 
families; Mahli, and Mushi. These [are] the families of the 
Levites according to the house of their fathers. {3:21} Of 
Gershon [was] the family of the Libnites, and the family of 
the Shimites: these [are] the families of the Gershonites. 
{3:22} Those that were numbered of them, according to the 
number of all the males, from a month old and upward, 
[even] those that were numbered of them [were] seven 
thousand and five hundred. {3:23} The families of the 
Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward. 
{3:24} And the chief of the house of the father of the 
Gershonites [shall be] Eliasaph the son of Lael. {3:25} And 
the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the 
congregation [shall be] the tabernacle, and the tent, the 
covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, {3:26} And the hangings of 
the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which 
[is] by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the 
cords of it for all the service thereof. 

{3:27} And of Kohath [was] the family of the Amramites, 
and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the 
Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these [are] the 
families of the Kohathites. {3:28} In the number of all the 
males, from a month old and upward, [were] eight thousand 
and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. 
{3:29} The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the 
side of the tabernacle southward. {3:30} And the chief of 
the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites 
[shall be] Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. {3:31} And their 
charge [shall be] the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, 
and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith 
they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof. 
{3:32} And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest [shall be] 
chief over the chief of the Levites, [and have] the oversight 
of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary. 

{3:33} Of Merari [was] the family of the Mahlites, and 
the family of the Mushites: these [are] the families of 
Merari. {3:34} And those that were numbered of them, 
according to the number of all the males, from a month old 
and upward, [were] six thousand and two hundred. {3:35} 
And the chief of the house of the father of the families of 
Merari [was] Zuriel the son of Abihail: [these] shall pitch on 
the side of the tabernacle northward. {3:36} And [under] 
the custody and charge of the sons of Merari [shall be] the 
boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars 
thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, 
and all that serveth thereto, {3:37} And the pillars of the 
court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and 



their cords. 

{3:38} But those that encamp before the tabernacle 
toward the east, [even] before the tabernacle of the 
congregation eastward, [shall be] Moses, and Aaron and his 
sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of 
the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh 
shall be put to death. {3:39} All that were numbered of the 
Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the 
commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all 
the males from a month old and upward, [were] twenty and 
two thousand. 

{3:40} And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the 
firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month 
old and upward, and take the number of their names. {3:41 } 
And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I [am] the LORD) 
instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and 
the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among 
the cattle of the children of Israel. {3:42} And Moses 
numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the firstborn 
among the children of Israel. {3:43} And all the firstborn 
males by the number of names, from a month old and 
upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty 
and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen. 

{3:44} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {3:45} 
Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the 
children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of 
their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I [am] the LORD. 
{3:46} And for those that are to be redeemed of the two 
hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the 
children of Israel, which are more than the Levites; {3:47} 
Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after 
the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take [them:] (the 
shekel [is] twenty gerahs:) {3:48} And thou shalt give the 
money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be 
redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. {3:49} And Moses 
took the redemption money of them that were over and 
above them that were redeemed by the Levites: {3:50} Of 
the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a 
thousand three hundred and threescore and five [shekels,] 
after the shekel of the sanctuary: {3:51} And Moses gave 
the money of them that were redeemed unto Aaron and to 
his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

{4:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
saying, {4:2} Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from 
among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of 
their fathers, {4:3} From thirty years old and upward even 
until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the 
work in the tabernacle of the congregation. {4:4} This [shall 
be] the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the 
congregation, [about] the most holy things: 

{4:5} And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall 
come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering 
vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it: {4:6} And shall 
put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread 
over [it] a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves 
thereof. {4:7} And upon the table of shewbread they shall 
spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the 
spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the 
continual bread shall be thereon: {4:8} And they shall 
spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with 
a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves 
thereof. {4:9} And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover 
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and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, 
wherewith they minister unto it: {4:10} And they shall put 
it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers' 
skins, and shall put [it] upon a bar. {4:11} And upon the 
golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it 
with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves 
thereof: {4:12} And they shall take all the instruments of 
ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put 
[them] in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of 
badgers' skins, and shall put [them] on a bar: {4:13} And 
they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a 
purple cloth thereon: {4:14} And they shall put upon it all 
the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, [even] 
the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basons, 
all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a 
covering of badgers skins, and put to the staves of it. {4:15} 
And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of 
covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, 
as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath 
shall come to bear [it:] but they shall not touch [any] holy 
thing, lest they die. These [things are] the burden of the sons 
of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation. 

{4:16} And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the 
priest [pertaineth] the oil for the light, and the sweet 
incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, 
[and] the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that 
therein [is,] in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof. 

{4:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
saying, {4:18} Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the 
Kohathites from among the Levites: {4:19} But thus do 
unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they 
approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons 
shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to 
his burden: {4:20} But they shall not go in to see when the 
holy things are covered, lest they die. 

{4:21} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {4:22} 
Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the 
houses of their fathers, by their families; {4:23} From thirty 
years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number 
them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work 
in the tabernacle of the congregation. {4:24} This [is] the 
service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for 
burdens: {4:25} And they shall bear the curtains of the 
tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his 
covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that [is] 
above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle 
of the congregation, {4:26} And the hangings of the court, 
and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which 
[is] by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their 
cords, and all the instruments of their service, and all that is 
made for them: so shall they serve. {4:27} At the 
appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of 
the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all 
their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all 
their burdens. {4:28} This is the service of the families of 
the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: 
and their charge [shall be] under the hand of Ithamar the son 
of Aaron the priest. 

{4:29} As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them 
after their families, by the house of their fathers; {4:30} 
From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old 
shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the 
service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. {4:31} And this [is] the charge of their 
burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the 



congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars 
thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof, {4:32} 
And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, 
and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, 
and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the 
instruments of the charge of their burden. {4:33} This [is] 
the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according 
to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation, 
under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 

{4:34} And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the 
congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after 
their families, and after the house of their fathers, {4:35} 
From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, 
every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the 
tabernacle of the congregation: {4:36} And those that were 
numbered of them by their families were two thousand 
seven hundred and fifty. {4:37} These [were] they that were 
numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that might 
do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which 
Moses and Aaron did number according to the 
commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses. {4:38} 
And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, 
throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers, 
{4:39} From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty 
years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the 
work in the tabernacle of the congregation, {4:40} Even 
those that were numbered of them, throughout their 
families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand 
and six hundred and thirty. {4:41} These [are] they that 
were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all 
that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, 
whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the 
commandment of the LORD. 

{4:42} And those that were numbered of the families of 
the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house 
of their fathers, {4:43} From thirty years old and upward 
even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the 
service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation, 
{4:44} Even those that were numbered of them after their 
families, were three thousand and two hundred. {4:45} 
These [be] those that were numbered of the families of the 
sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered 
according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 
{4:46} All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom 
Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after 
their families, and after the house of their fathers, {4:47} 
From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, 
every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and 
the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the 
congregation, {4:48} Even those that were numbered of 
them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore. 
{4:49} According to the commandment of the LORD they 
were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according 
to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they 
numbered of him, as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{5:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {5:2} 
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the 
camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and 
whosoever is defiled by the dead: {5:3} Both male and 
female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; 
that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I 
dwell. {5:4} And the children of Israel did so, and put them 
out without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so 
did the children of Israel. 

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Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman 
shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass 
against the LORD, and that person be guilty; {5:7} Then 
they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he 
shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and 
add unto it the fifth [part] thereof, and give [it] unto [him] 
against whom he hath trespassed. {5:8} But if the man have 
no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass 
be recompensed unto the LORD, [even] to the priest; beside 
the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be 
made for him. {5:9} And every offering of all the holy 
things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the 
priest, shall be his. {5:10} And every man's hallowed things 
shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall 
be his. 

{5:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {5:12} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any 
man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, 
{5:13} And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from 
the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be 
defiled, and [there be] no witness against her, neither she be 
taken [with the manner; ] {5:14} And the spirit of jealousy 
come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be 
defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he 
be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: {5:15} Then 
shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall 
bring her offering for her, the tenth [part] of an ephah of 
barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put 
frankincense thereon; for it [is] an offering of jealousy, an 
offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. 
{5:16} And the priest shall bring her near, and set her 
before the LORD: {5:17} And the priest shall take holy 
water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor 
of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put [it] into the 
water: {5:18} And the priest shall set the woman before the 
LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering 
of memorial in her hands, which [is] the jealousy offering: 
and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that 
causeth the curse: {5:19} And the priest shall charge her by 
an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with 
thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness [with 
another] instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter 
water that causeth the curse: {5:20} But if thou hast gone 
aside [to another] instead of thy husband, and if thou be 
defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine 
husband: {5:21} Then the priest shall charge the woman 
with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the 
woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among 
thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and 
thy belly to swell; {5:22} And this water that causeth the 
curse shall go into thy bowels, to make [thy] belly to swell, 
and [thy] thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, 
amen. {5:23} And the priest shall write these curses in a 
book, and he shall blot [them] out with the bitter water: 
{5:24} And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter 
water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the 
curse shall enter into her, [and become] bitter. {5:25} Then 
the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the 
woman's hand, and shall wave the offering before the 
LORD, and offer it upon the altar: {5:26} And the priest 
shall take an handful of the offering, [even] the memorial 
thereof, and burn [it] upon the altar, and afterward shall 
cause the woman to drink the water. {5:27} And when he 
hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, 
[that,] if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her 
husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter 
into her, [and become] bitter, and her belly shall swell, and 
her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among 



her people. {5:28} And if the woman be not defiled, but be 
clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. 
{5:29} This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth 
aside [to another] instead of her husband, and is defiled; 
{5:30} Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and 
he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before 
the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law. 
{5:31} Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and 
this woman shall bear her iniquity. 

{6:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When 
either man or woman shall separate [themselves] to vow a 
vow of a Nazarite, to separate [themselves] unto the LORD: 
{6:3} He shall separate [himself] from wine and strong 
drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of 
strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor 
eat moist grapes, or dried. {6:4} All the days of his 
separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, 
from the kernels even to the husk. {6:5} All the days of the 
vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his 
head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth 
[himself] unto the LORD, he shall be holy, [and] shall let 
the locks of the hair of his head grow. {6:6} All the days 
that he separateth [himself] unto the LORD he shall come at 
no dead body. {6:7} He shall not make himself unclean for 
his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, 
when they die: because the consecration of his God [is] 
upon his head. {6:8} All the days of his separation he [is] 
holy unto the LORD. {6:9} And if any man die very 
suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his 
consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his 
cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. {6:10} And 
on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young 
pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation: {6:1 1 } And the priest shall offer the one for a 
sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an 
atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall 
hallow his head that same day. {6:12} And he shall 
consecrate unto the LORD the days of his separation, and 
shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: 
but the days that were before shall be lost, because his 
separation was defiled. 

{6:13} And this [is] the law of the Nazarite, when the 
days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto 
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: {6:14} And 
he shall offer his offering unto the LORD, one he lamb of 
the first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one 
ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering, 
and one ram without blemish for peace offerings, {6:15} 
And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour 
mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed 
with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings. 
{6:16} And the priest shall bring [them] before the LORD, 
and shall offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering: 
{6:17} And he shall offer the ram [for] a sacrifice of peace 
offerings unto the LORD, with the basket of unleavened 
bread: the priest shall offer also his meat offering, and his 
drink offering. {6:18} And the Nazarite shall shave the head 
of his separation [at] the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of his 
separation, and put [it] in the fire which [is] under the 
sacrifice of the peace offerings. {6:19} And the priest shall 
take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened 
cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall 
put [them] upon the hands of the Nazarite, after [the hair of] 
his separation is shaven: {6:20} And the priest shall wave 
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for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and 
after that the Nazarite may drink wine. {6:21} This [is] the 
law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, [and of] his offering 
unto the LORD for his separation, beside that [that] his 
hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he 
must do after the law of his separation. 

{6:22} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {6:23} 
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye 
shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, {6:24} 
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: {6:25} The LORD 
make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 
{6:26} The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and 
give thee peace. {6:27} And they shall put my name upon 
the children of Israel; and I will bless them. 

{7:1 } And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully 
set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, 
and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the 
vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them; 
{7:2} That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their 
fathers, who [were] the princes of the tribes, and were over 
them that were numbered, offered: {7:3} And they brought 
their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons, and 
twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each 
one an ox: and they brought them before the tabernacle. 
{7:4} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {7:5} Take 
[it] of them, that they may be to do the service of the 
tabernacle of the congregation; and thou shalt give them 
unto the Levites, to every man according to his service. 
{7:6} And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave 
them unto the Levites. {7:7} Two wagons and four oxen he 
gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service: 
{7:8} And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the 
sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand 
of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. {7:9} But unto the 
sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the 
sanctuary belonging unto them [was that] they should bear 
upon their shoulders. 

{7:10} And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar 
in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their 
offering before the altar. {7:11} And the LORD said unto 
Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his 
day, for the dedicating of the altar. 

{7:12} And he that offered his offering the first day was 
Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: 
{7:13} And his offering [was] one silver charger, the weight 
thereof [was] an hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; 
both of them [were] full of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meat offering: {7:14} One spoon of ten [shekels] of gold, 
full of incense: {7:15} One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering: {7:16} One kid 
of the goats for a sin offering: {7:17} And for a sacrifice of 
peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 
lambs of the first year: this [was] the offering of Nahshon 
the son of Amminadab. 

{7:18} On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, 
prince of Issachar, did offer: {7:19} He offered [for] his 
offering one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:20} 
One spoon of gold of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:21} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:22} One kid of the goats for a sin 



offering: {7:23} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Nethaneel the son of Zuar. 

{7:24} On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of 
the children of Zebulun, [did offer: ]{7:25} His offering 
[was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:26} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:27} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:28} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:29} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Eliab the son of Helon. 

{7:30} On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, 
prince of the children of Reuben, [did offer: ]{7:31} His 
offering [was] one silver charger of the weight of an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:32} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:33} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:34} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:35} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur. 

{7:36} On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, 
prince of the children of Simeon, [did offer: ]{7:37} His 
offering [was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] 
an hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:38} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:39} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:40} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:41} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 

{7:42} On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince 
of the children of Gad, [offered: ]{7:43} His offering [was] 
one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty 
[shekels,] a silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel 
of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled 
with oil for a meat offering: {7:44} One golden spoon of ten 
[shekels,] full of incense: {7:45} One young bullock, one 
ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering: {7:46} 
One kid of the goats for a sin offering: {7:47} And for a 
sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year: this [was] the offering of 
Eliasaph the son of Deuel. 

{7:48} On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, 
prince of the children of Ephraim, [offered: ]{7:49} His 
offering [was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] 
an hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:50} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:51} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:52} one kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:53} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
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{7:54} On the eighth day [offered] Gamaliel the son of 
Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh: {7:55} His 
offering [was] one silver charger of the weight of an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:56} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:57} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:58} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:59} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 

{7:60} On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, 
prince of the children of Benjamin, [offered: ] {7:61 } His 
offering [was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] 
an hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:62} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:63} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:64} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:65} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni. 

{7:66} On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, 
prince of the children of Dan, [offered: ]{7:67} His offering 
[was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:68} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:69} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:70} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:71} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 

{7:72} On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, 
prince of the children of Asher, [offered: ]{7:73} His 
offering [was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] 
an hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:74} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:75} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:76} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:77} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran. 

{7:78} On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince 
of the children of Naphtali, [offered: ]{7:79} His offering 
[was] one silver charger, the weight whereof [was] an 
hundred and thirty [shekels,] one silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: {7:80} 
One golden spoon of ten [shekels,] full of incense: {7:81} 
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for 
a burnt offering: {7:82} One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering: {7:83} And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two 
oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: 
this [was] the offering of Ahira the son of Enan. {7:84} 
This [was] the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was 
anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, 
twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold: {7:85} Each 
charger of silver [weighing] an hundred and thirty [shekels,] 
each bowl seventy: all the silver vessels [weighed] two 



thousand and four hundred [shekels,] after the shekel of the 
sanctuary: {7:86} The golden spoons [were] twelve, full of 
incense, [weighing] ten [shekels] apiece, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons [was] an hundred 
and twenty [shekels. ]{7:87} All the oxen for the burnt 
offering [were] twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the lambs 
of the first year twelve, with their meat offering: and the 
kids of the goats for sin offering twelve. {7:88} And all the 
oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings [were] twenty 
and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the 
lambs of the first year sixty. This [was] the dedication of the 
altar, after that it was anointed. {7:89} And when Moses 
was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak 
with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him 
from off the mercy seat that [was] upon the ark of 
testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake 
unto him. 

{8:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {8:2} 
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the 
lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the 
candlestick. {8:3} And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps 
thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD 
commanded Moses. {8:4} And this work of the candlestick 
[was of] beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers 
thereof, [was] beaten work: according unto the pattern 
which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the 
candlestick. 

{8:5} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {8:6} 
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and 
cleanse them. {8:7} And thus shalt thou do unto them, to 
cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and 
let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their 
clothes, and [so] make themselves clean. {8:8} Then let 
them take a young bullock with his meat offering, [even] 
fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt 
thou take for a sin offering. {8:9} And thou shalt bring the 
Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou 
shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel 
together: {8:10} And thou shalt bring the Levites before the 
LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon 
the Levites: {8:11} And Aaron shall offer the Levites before 
the LORD [for] an offering of the children of Israel, that 
they may execute the service of the LORD. {8:12} And the 
Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: 
and thou shalt offer the one [for] a sin offering, and the 
other [for] a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an 
atonement for the Levites. {8:13} And thou shalt set the 
Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them 
[for] an offering unto the LORD. {8:14} Thus shalt thou 
separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and 
the Levites shall be mine. {8:15} And after that shall the 
Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the 
congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them 
[for] an offering. {8:16} For they [are] wholly given unto 
me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as 
open every womb, [even instead of] the firstborn of all the 
children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. {8:17} For all 
the firstborn of the children of Israel [are] mine, [both] man 
and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land 
of Egypt I sanctified them for myself. {8:18} And I have 
taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of 
Israel. {8:19} And I have given the Levites [as] a gift to 
Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to 
do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of 
the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children 
of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of 
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sanctuary. {8:20} And Moses, and Aaron, and all the 
congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites 
according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses 
concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto 
them. {8:21} And the Levites were purified, and they 
washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them [as] an 
offering before the LORD; and Aaron made an atonement 
for them to cleanse them. {8:22} And after that went the 
Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the 
congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the 
LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so 
did they unto them. 

{8:23} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {8:24} 
This [is it] that [belongeth] unto the Levites: from twenty 
and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon 
the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: {8:25} 
And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting 
upon the service [thereof,] and shall serve no more: {8:26} 
But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the 
congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. 
Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge. 

{9:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness 
of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they 
were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, {9:2} Let the 
children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed 
season. {9:3} In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, 
ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the 
rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall 
ye keep it. {9:4} And Moses spake unto the children of 
Israel, that they should keep the passover. {9:5} And they 
kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at 
even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the 
LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. 

{9:6} And there were certain men, who were defiled by 
the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the 
passover on that day: and they came before Moses and 
before Aaron on that day: {9:7} And those men said unto 
him, We [are] defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore 
are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the 
LORD in his appointed season among the children of 
Israel? {9:8} And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I 
will hear what the LORD will command concerning you. 

{9:9} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {9:10} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you 
or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead 
body, or [be] in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the 
passover unto the LORD. {9:11} The fourteenth day of the 
second month at even they shall keep it, [and] eat it with 
unleavened bread and bitter [herbs. ] {9:12} They shall leave 
none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: 
according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall 
keep it. {9:13} But the man that [is] clean, and is not in a 
journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same 
soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he 
brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed 
season, that man shall bear his sin. {9:14} And if a stranger 
shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto 
the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and 
according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall 
have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that 
was born in the land. 

{9:15} And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up 
the cloud covered the tabernacle, [namely,] the tent of the 
testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it 



were the appearance of fire, until the morning. {9:16} So it 
was alway: the cloud covered it [by day,] and the 
appearance of fire by night. {9:17} And when the cloud was 
taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of 
Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, 
there the children of Israel pitched their tents. {9:18} At the 
commandment of the LORD the children of Israel 
journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they 
pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they 
rested in their tents. {9:19} And when the cloud tarried long 
upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel 
kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. {9:20} 
And [so] it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the 
tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD 
they abode in their tents, and according to the 
commandment of the LORD they journeyed. {9:21} And 
[so] it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the 
morning, and [that] the cloud was taken up in the morning, 
then they journeyed: whether [it was] by day or by night 
that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. {9:22} Or 
[whether it were] two days, or a month, or a year, that the 
cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the 
children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: 
but when it was taken up, they journeyed. {9:23} At the 
commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at 
the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept 
the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD 
by the hand of Moses. 

{10:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {10:2} 
Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt 
thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling 
of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. 
{10:3} And when they shall blow with them, all the 
assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation. { 10:4} And if they blow 
[but] with one [trumpet,] then the princes, [which are] heads 
of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. 
{10:5} When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on 
the east parts shall go forward. {10:6} When ye blow an 
alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south 
side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for 
their journeys. {10:7} But when the congregation is to be 
gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an 
alarm. {10:8} And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow 
with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance 
for ever throughout your generations. {10:9} And if ye go 
to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, 
then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall 
be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be 
saved from your enemies. { 10:10} Also in the day of your 
gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of 
your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your 
burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace 
offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before 
your God: I [am] the LORD your God. 

{ 10: 1 1 } And it came to pass on the twentieth [day] of the 
second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken 
up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. {10:12} And 
the children of Israel took their journeys out of the 
wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness 
of Paran. {10:13} And they first took their journey 
according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of 
Moses. 

{10:14} In the first [place] went the standard of the camp 
of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over 
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And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar 
[was] Nethaneel the son of Zuar. {10:16} And over the host 
of the tribe of the children of Zebulun [was] Eliab the son of 
Helon. {10:17} And the tabernacle was taken down; and the 
sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing 
the tabernacle. 

{10:18} And the standard of the camp of Reuben set 
forward according to their armies: and over his host [was] 
Elizur the son of Shedeur. {10:19} And over the host of the 
tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of 
Zurishaddai. {10:20} And over the host of the tribe of the 
children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel. {10:21} 
And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and 
[the other] did set up the tabernacle against they came. 

{10:22} And the standard of the camp of the children of 
Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his 
host [was] Elishama the son of Ammihud. {10:23} And 
over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh [was] 
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. { 10:24} And over the host of 
the tribe of the children of Benjamin [was] Abidan the son 
of Gideoni. 

{10:25} And the standard of the camp of the children of 
Dan set forward, [which was] the rereward of all the camps 
throughout their hosts: and over his host [was] Ahiezer the 
son of Ammishaddai. { 10:26} And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Asher [was] Pagiel the son of Ocran. 
{10:27} And over the host of the tribe of the children of 
Naphtali [was] Ahira the son of Enan. {10:28} Thus [were] 
the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their 
armies, when they set forward. 

{10:29} And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel 
the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto 
the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come 
thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath 
spoken good concerning Israel. {10:30} And he said unto 
him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to 
my kindred. { 10:31 } And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; 
forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the 
wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes. 
{10:32} And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, 
that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same 
will we do unto thee. 

{10:33} And they departed from the mount of the LORD 
three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of the 
LORD went before them in the three days' journey, to 
search out a resting place for them. {10:34} And the cloud 
of the LORD [was] upon them by day, when they went out 
of the camp. { 10:35} And it came to pass, when the ark set 
forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine 
enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before 
thee. { 10:36} And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, 
unto the many thousands of Israel. 

{11:1} And [when] the people complained, it displeased 
the LORD: and the LORD heard [it;] and his anger was 
kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and 
consumed [them that were] in the uttermost parts of the 
camp. {11:2} And the people cried unto Moses; and when 
Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. 
{11:3} And he called the name of the place Taberah: 
because the fire of the LORD burnt among them. 

{11:4} And the mixt multitude that [was] among them fell 
a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and 



said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? {11:5} We remember 
the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, 
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the 
garlick: {11:6} But now our soul [is] dried away: [there is] 
nothing at all, beside this manna, [before] our eyes. {11:7} 
And the manna [was] as coriander seed, and the colour 
thereof as the colour of bdellium. {11:8} [And] the people 
went about, and gathered [it,] and ground [it] in mills, or 
beat [it] in a mortar, and baked [it] in pans, and made cakes 
of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. { 1 1:9} 
And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the 
manna fell upon it. 

{11:10} Then Moses heard the people weep throughout 
their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the 
anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was 
displeased. {11:11} And Moses said unto the LORD, 
Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore 
have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the 
burden of all this people upon me? {11:12} Have I 
conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou 
shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a 
nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land 
which thou swarest unto their fathers? {11:13} Whence 
should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they 
weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 
{11:14} I am not able to bear all this people alone, because 
[it is] too heavy for me. {11:15} And if thou deal thus with 
me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour 
in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness. 

{11:16} And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me 
seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to 
be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and 
bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they 
may stand there with thee. {11:17} And I will come down 
and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which 
[is] upon thee, and will put [it] upon them; and they shall 
bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not 
thyself alone. {11:18} And say thou unto the people, 
Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat 
flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, 
Who shall give us flesh to eat? for [it was] well with us in 
Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall 
eat. {11:19} Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five 
days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; {11:20} [But] even 
a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be 
loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the 
LORD which [is] among you, and have wept before him, 
saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? {11:21} And 
Moses said, The people, among whom I [am, are] six 
hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give 
them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. {11:22} Shall 
the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? 
or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, 
to suffice them? {11:23} And the LORD said unto Moses, 
Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now 
whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. 

{11:24} And Moses went out, and told the people the 
words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the 
elders of the people, and set them round about the 
tabernacle. {11:25} And the LORD came down in a cloud, 
and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that [was] upon 
him, and gave [it] unto the seventy elders: and it came to 
pass, [that,] when the spirit rested upon them, they 
prophesied, and did not cease. {11:26} But there remained 
two [of the] men in the camp, the name of the one [was] 
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rested upon them; and they [were] of them that were 
written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they 
prophesied in the camp. {11:27} And there ran a young 
man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do 
prophesy in the camp. {11:28} And Joshua the son of Nun, 
the servant of Moses, [one] of his young men, answered and 
said, My lord Moses, forbid them. {11:29} And Moses said 
unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the 
LORD'S people were prophets, [and] that the LORD would 
put his spirit upon them! {11:30} And Moses gat him into 
the camp, he and the elders of Israel. 

{11:31} And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and 
brought quails from the sea, and let [them] fall by the camp, 
as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's 
journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it 
were two cubits [high] upon the face of the earth. {11:32} 
And the people stood up all that day, and all [that] night, 
and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that 
gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread [them] 
all abroad for themselves round about the camp. {11:33} 
And while the flesh [was] yet between their teeth, ere it was 
chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the 
people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great 
plague. {11:34} And he called the name of that place 
Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they buried the people that 
lusted. {11:35} [And] the people journeyed from Kibroth- 
hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth. 

{12:1} And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses 
because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for 
he had married an Ethiopian woman. {12:2} And they said, 
Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not 
spoken also by us? And the LORD heard [it. ]{ 12:3} (Now 
the man Moses [was] very meek, above all the men which 
[were] upon the face of the earth.) {12:4} And the LORD 
spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto 
Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the 
congregation. And they three came out. {12:5} And the 
LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in 
the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: 
and they both came forth. { 12:6} And he said, Hear now my 
words: If there be a prophet among you, [I[ the LORD will 
make myself known unto him in a vision, [and] will speak 
unto him in a dream. {12:7} My servant Moses [is] not so, 
who [is] faithful in all mine house. {12:8} With him will I 
speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark 
speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: 
wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my 
servant Moses? {12:9} And the anger of the LORD was 
kindled against them; and he departed. {12:10} And the 
cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam 
[became] leprous, [white] as snow: and Aaron looked upon 
Miriam, and, behold, [she was] leprous. {12:11} And Aaron 
said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the 
sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein 
we have sinned. {12:12} Let her not be as one dead, of 
whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his 
mother's womb. {12:13} And Moses cried unto the LORD, 
saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 

{ 12:14} And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had 
but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? 
let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that 
let her be received in [again. ]{ 12:15} And Miriam was shut 
out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not 
till Miriam was brought in [again. ]{ 12:16} And afterward 
the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the 
wilderness of Paran. 



{13:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {13:2} 
Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, 
which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of 
their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among 
them. {13:3} And Moses by the commandment of the 
LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those 
men [were] heads of the children of Israel. {13:4} And 
these [were] their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua 
the son of Zaccur. {13:5} Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat 
the son of Hori. { 13:6} Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son 
of Jephunneh. {13:7} Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son 
of Joseph. {13:8} Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of 
Nun. {13:9} Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of 
Raphu. {13:10} Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of 
Sodi. {13:11} Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of 
Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. {13:12} Of the tribe of 
Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. {13:13} Of the tribe of 
Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. { 13:14} Of the tribe of 
Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. {13:15} Of the tribe of 
Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. {13:16} These [are] the 
names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. 
And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua. 

{13:17} And Moses sent them to spy out the land of 
Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this [way] 
southward, and go up into the mountain: {13:18} And see 
the land, what it [is;] and the people that dwelleth therein, 
whether they [be] strong or weak, few or many; {13:19} 
And what the land [is] that they dwell in, whether it [be] 
good or bad; and what cities [they be] that they dwell in, 
whether in tents, or in strong holds; {13:20} And what the 
land [is,] whether it [be] fat or lean, whether there be wood 
therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the 
fruit of the land. Now the time [was] the time of the firstripe 
grapes. 

{13:21} So they went up, and searched the land from the 
wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. 
{13:22} And they ascended by the south, and came unto 
Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children 
of Anak, [were.] (Now Hebron was built seven years before 
Zoan in Egypt.) {13:23} And they came unto the brook of 
Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster 
of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and 
[they brought] of the pomegranates, and of the figs. { 13:24} 
The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the 
cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from 
thence. {13:25} And they returned from searching of the 
land after forty days. 

{ 13:26} And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, 
and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the 
wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto 
them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the 
fruit of the land. {13:27} And they told him, and said, We 
came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it 
floweth with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it. 
{13:28} Nevertheless the people [be] strong that dwell in 
the land, and the cities [are] walled, [and] very great: and 
moreover we saw the children of Anak there. { 13:29} The 
Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, 
and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: 
and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of 
Jordan. {13:30} And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, 
and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are 
well able to overcome it. { 13:31 } But the men that went up 
with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; 
for they are stronger than we. {13:32} And they brought up 
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children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have 
gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants 
thereof; and all the people that we saw in it [are] men of a 
great stature. {13:33} And there we saw the giants, the sons 
of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our 
own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. 

{14:1} And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and 
cried; and the people wept that night. {14:2} And all the 
children of Israel murmured against Moses and against 
Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would 
God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God 
we had died in this wilderness! {14:3} And wherefore hath 
the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, 
that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it 
not better for us to return into Egypt? { 14:4} And they said 
one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into 
Egypt. {14:5} Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces 
before all the assembly of the congregation of the children 
of Israel. 

{14:6} And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of 
Jephunneh, [which were] of them that searched the land, 
rent their clothes: {14:7} And they spake unto all the 
company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which 
we passed through to search it, [is] an exceeding good land. 
{ 14:8} If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into 
this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and 
honey. {14:9} Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither 
fear ye the people of the land; for they [are] bread for us: 
their defence is departed from them, and the LORD [is] 
with us: fear them not. {14:10} But all the congregation 
bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD 
appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the 
children of Israel. 

{14:11} And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will 
this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they 
believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among 
them? {14:12} I will smite them with the pestilence, and 
disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and 
mightier than they. 

{14:13} And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the 
Egyptians shall hear [it,] (for thou broughtest up this people 
in thy might from among them;) {14:14} And they will tell 
[it] to the inhabitants of this land: [for] they have heard that 
thou LORD [art] among this people, that thou LORD art 
seen face to face, and [that] thy cloud standeth over them, 
and [that] thou goest before them, by daytime in a pillar of a 
cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. 

{14:15} Now [if] thou shalt kill [all] this people as one 
man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee 
will speak, saying, {14:16} Because the LORD was not able 
to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, 
therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. {14:17} And 
now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, 
according as thou hast spoken, saying, {14:18} The LORD 
[is] longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity 
and transgression, and by no means clearing [the guilty,] 
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the 
third and fourth [generation. ]{ 14:19} Pardon, I beseech 
thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness 
of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from 
Egypt even until now. {14:20} And the LORD said, I have 
pardoned according to thy word: {14:21} But [as] truly [as] 
I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the 
LORD. {14:22} Because all those men which have seen my 



glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the 
wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and 
have not hearkened to my voice; {14:23} Surely they shall 
not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither 
shall any of them that provoked me see it: {14:24} But my 
servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and 
hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land 
whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. {14:25} 
(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the 
valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the 
wilderness by the way of the Red sea. 

{14:26} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto 
Aaron, saying, {14:27} How long [shall I bear with] this 
evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard 
the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they 
murmur against me. {14:28} Say unto them, [As truly as] I 
live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so 
will I do to you: {14:29} Your carcases shall fall in this 
wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to 
your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, 
which have murmured against me, {14:30} Doubtless ye 
shall not come into the land, [concerning] which I sware to 
make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, 
and Joshua the son of Nun. {14:31} But your little ones, 
which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and 
they shall know the land which ye have despised. {14:32} 
But [as for] you, your carcases, they shall fall in this 
wilderness. {14:33} And your children shall wander in the 
wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your 
carcases be wasted in the wilderness. {14:34} After the 
number of the days in which ye searched the land, [even] 
forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, 
[even] forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. 
{14:35} I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all 
this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: 
in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they 
shall die. {14:36} And the men, which Moses sent to search 
the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to 
murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the 
land, {14:37} Even those men that did bring up the evil 
report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD. 
{14:38} But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of 
Jephunneh, [which were] of the men that went to search the 
land, lived [still. ]{ 14:39} And Moses told these sayings 
unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned 
greatly. 

{14:40} And they rose up early in the morning, and gat 
them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we [be 
here,] and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath 
promised: for we have sinned. {14:41} And Moses said, 
Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the 
LORD? but it shall not prosper. {14:42} Go not up, for the 
LORD [is] not among you; that ye be not smitten before 
your enemies. {14:43} For the Amalekites and the 
Canaanites [are] there before you, and ye shall fall by the 
sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, 
therefore the LORD will not be with you. {14:44} But they 
presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of 
the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of 
the camp. { 14:45} Then the Amalekites came down, and the 
Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and 
discomfited them, [even] unto Hormah. 

{15:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {15:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When 
ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give 
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LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, 
or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a 
sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock: 
{15:4} Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the 
LORD bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled 
with the fourth [part] of an hin of oil. {15:5} And the fourth 
[part] of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou 
prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 
{ 15:6} Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare [for] a meat offering 
two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third [part] of an 
hin of oil. {15:7} And for a drink offering thou shalt offer 
the third [part] of an hin of wine, [for] a sweet savour unto 
the LORD. {15:8} And when thou preparest a bullock [for] 
a burnt offering, or [for] a sacrifice in performing a vow, or 
peace offerings unto the LORD: {15:9} Then shall he bring 
with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour 
mingled with half an hin of oil. {15:10} And thou shalt 
bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering 
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. {15:11} 
Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for 
a lamb, or a kid. {15:12} According to the number that ye 
shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their 
number. {15:13} All that are born of the country shall do 
these things after this manner, in offering an offering made 
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. { 15:14} And if a 
stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever [be] among you in 
your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of 
a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do. 
{15:15} One ordinance [shall be both] for you of the 
congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth [with 
you,] an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye [are,] 
so shall the stranger be before the LORD. {15:16} One law 
and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that 
sojourneth with you. 

{15:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{15:18} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto 
them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you, 
{15:19} Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of 
the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD. 
{ 15:20} Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough 
[for] an heave offering: as [ye do] the heave offering of the 
threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it. {15:21} Of the first of 
your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering 
in your generations. 

{15:22} And if ye have erred, and not observed all these 
commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses, 
{15:23} [Even all] that the LORD hath commanded you by 
the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD 
commanded [Moses,] and henceforward among your 
generations; {15:24} Then it shall be, if [ought] be 
committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the 
congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young 
bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the 
LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, 
according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin 
offering. {15:25} And the priest shall make an atonement 
for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall 
be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring 
their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and 
their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance: 
{15:26} And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the 
children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among 
them; seeing all the people [were] in ignorance. 

{15:27} And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he 
shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 
{ 15:28} And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul 



that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance 
before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it 
shall be forgiven him. {15:29} Ye shall have one law for 
him that sinneth through ignorance, [both for] him that is 
born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that 
sojourneth among them. 

{15:30} But the soul that doeth [ought] presumptuously, 
[whether he be] born in the land, or a stranger, the same 
reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from 
among his people. {15:31} Because he hath despised the 
word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that 
soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity [shall be] upon him. 

{15:32} And while the children of Israel were in the 
wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the 
sabbath day. {15:33} And they that found him gathering 
sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the 
congregation. {15:34} And they put him in ward, because it 
was not declared what should be done to him. {15:35} And 
the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to 
death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones 
without the camp. { 15:36} And all the congregation brought 
him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he 
died; as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{15:37} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{ 15:38} Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that 
they make them fringes in the borders of their garments 
throughout their generations, and that they put upon the 
fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: {15:39} And it shall 
be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and 
remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do 
them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your 
own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: { 15:40} That 
ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be 
holy unto your God. {15:41} I [am] the LORD your God, 
which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: 
I [am] the LORD your God. 

{16:1} Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, 
the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, 
and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took [men: 
]{ 16:2} And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the 
children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the 
assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: 
{16:3} And they gathered themselves together against 
Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, [Ye take] too 
much upon you, seeing all the congregation [are] holy, 
every one of them, and the LORD [is] among them: 
wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation 
of the LORD? {16:4} And when Moses heard [it,] he fell 
upon his face: { 16:5} And he spake unto Korah and unto all 
his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew 
who [are] his, and [who is] holy; and will cause [him] to 
come near unto him: even [him] whom he hath chosen will 
he cause to come near unto him. {16:6} This do; Take you 
censers, Korah, and all his company; { 16:7} And put fire 
therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to 
morrow: and it shall be [that] the man whom the LORD 
doth choose, he [shall be] holy: [ye take] too much upon 
you, ye sons of Levi. {16:8} And Moses said unto Korah, 
Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: { 16:9} [Seemeth it but] a 
small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated 
you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to 
himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and 
to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? 
{16:10} And he hath brought thee near [to him,] and all thy 
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priesthood also? {16:11} For which cause [both] thou and 
all thy company [are] gathered together against the LORD: 
and what [is] Aaron, that ye murmur against him? 

{16:12} And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the 
sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: {16:13} [Is 
it] a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land 
that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the 
wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince 
over us? {16:14} Moreover thou hast not brought us into a 
land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us 
inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the 
eyes of these men? we will not come up. {16:15} And 
Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect 
not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, 
neither have I hurt one of them. {16:16} And Moses said 
unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, 
thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow: {16:17} And take 
every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye 
before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and 
fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each [of you] his censer. 
{16:18} And they took every man his censer, and put fire in 
them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron. 
{16:19} And Korah gathered all the congregation against 
them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: 
and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the 
congregation. {16:20} And the LORD spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, {16:21} Separate yourselves from 
among this congregation, that I may consume them in a 
moment. { 16:22} And they fell upon their faces, and said, O 
God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, 
and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? 

{16:23} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{16:24} Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up 
from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. 
{16:25} And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and 
Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. { 16:26} And 
he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, 
from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of 
theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. { 16:27} So they 
gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, 
on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood 
in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, 
and their little children. { 16:28} And Moses said, Hereby ye 
shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these 
works; for [I have] not [done them] of mine own mind. 
{ 16:29} If these men die the common death of all men, or if 
they be visited after the visitation of all men; [then] the 
LORD hath not sent me. {16:30} But if the LORD make a 
new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them 
up, with all that [appertain] unto them, and they go down 
quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men 
have provoked the LORD. 

{16:31} And it came to pass, as he had made an end of 
speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that 
[was] under them: { 16:32} And the earth opened her mouth, 
and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men 
that [appertained] unto Korah, and all [their] goods. {16:33} 
They, and all that [appertained] to them, went down alive 
into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they 
perished from among the congregation. {16:34} And all 
Israel that [were] round about them fled at the cry of them: 
for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up [also. ]{ 16:35} 
And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed 
the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense. 



{16:36} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{ 16:37} Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that 
he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou 
the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. {16:38} The censers 
of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them 
broad plates [for] a covering of the altar: for they offered 
them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and 
they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. { 16:39} And 
Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they 
that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad 
[plates for] a covering of the altar: {16:40} [To be] a 
memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which 
is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense 
before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his 
company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses. 

{16:41} But on the morrow all the congregation of the 
children of Israel murmured against Moses and against 
Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD. 
{16:42} And it came to pass, when the congregation was 
gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked 
toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the 
cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared. 
{16:43} And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle 
of the congregation. 

{16:44} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{16:45} Get you up from among this congregation, that I 
may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their 
faces. 

{16:46} And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and 
put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go 
quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for 
them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the 
plague is begun. {16:47} And Aaron took as Moses 
commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; 
and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and 
he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. 
{16:48} And he stood between the dead and the living; and 
the plague was stayed. {16:49} Now they that died in the 
plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside 
them that died about the matter of Korah. {16:50} And 
Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle 
of the congregation: and the plague was stayed. 

{17:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {17:2} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of 
them a rod according to the house of [their] fathers, of all 
their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve 
rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod. {17:3} 
And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: 
for one rod [shall be] for the head of the house of their 
fathers. {17:4} And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle 
of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet 
with you. {17:5} And it shall come to pass, [that] the man's 
rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to 
cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, 
whereby they murmur against you. 

{17:6} And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and 
every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each 
prince one, according to their fathers' houses, [even] twelve 
rods: and the rod of Aaron [was] among their rods. {17:7} 
And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the 
tabernacle of witness. {17:8} And it came to pass, that on 
the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, 
behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, 
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almonds. {17:9} And Moses brought out all the rods from 
before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they 
looked, and took every man his rod. 

{17:10} And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's 
rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token 
against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their 
murmurings from me, that they die not. {17:11} And Moses 
did [so:] as the LORD commanded him, so did he. {17:12} 
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, 
Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish. {17:13} 
Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the 
LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying? 

{18:1} And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy 
sons and thy father's house with thee shall bear the iniquity 
of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear 
the iniquity of your priesthood. {18:2} And thy brethren 
also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou 
with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister 
unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee [shall minister] 
before the tabernacle of witness. { 18:3} And they shall keep 
thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they 
shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the 
altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die. {18:4} And they 
shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the 
tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you. 
{18:5} And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and 
the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon 
the children of Israel. {18:6} And I, behold, I have taken 
your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: 
to you [they are] given [as] a gift for the LORD, to do the 
service of the tabernacle of the congregation. {18:7} 
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your 
priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the 
vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office 
[unto you as] a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh 
nigh shall be put to death. 

{18:8} And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also 
have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all 
the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have 
I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by 
an ordinance for ever. {18:9} This shall be thine of the most 
holy things, [reserved] from the fire: every oblation of 
theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering 
of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they 
shall render unto me, [shall be] most holy for thee and for 
thy sons. {18:10} In the most holy [place] shalt thou eat it; 
every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. {18:11} 
And this [is] thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all 
the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given 
them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with 
thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy 
house shall eat of it. {18:12} All the best of the oil, and all 
the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them 
which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given 
thee. {18:13} [And] whatsoever is first ripe in the land, 
which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine; every 
one that is clean in thine house shall eat [of] it. {18:14} 
Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine. {18:15} Every 
thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring 
unto the LORD, [whether it be] of men or beasts, shall be 
thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely 
redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou 
redeem. {18:16} And those that are to be redeemed from a 
month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, 
for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the 



sanctuary, which [is] twenty gerahs. {18:17} But the 
firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling 
of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they [are] holy: thou shalt 
sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat 
[for] an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. { 18:18} And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the 
wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine. {18:19} All 
the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of 
Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons 
and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a 
covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to 
thy seed with thee. 

{18:20} And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt 
have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any 
part among them: I [am] thy part and thine inheritance 
among the children of Israel. {18:21} And, behold, I have 
given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an 
inheritance, for their service which they serve, [even] the 
service of the tabernacle of the congregation. {18:22} 
Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the 
tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. 
{18:23} But the Levites shall do the service of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their 
iniquity: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your 
generations, that among the children of Israel they have no 
inheritance. {18:24} But the tithes of the children of Israel, 
which they offer [as] an heave offering unto the LORD, I 
have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said 
unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no 
inheritance. 

{18:25} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{18:26} Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, 
When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I 
have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye 
shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, [even] a 
tenth [part] of the tithe. {18:27} And [this] your heave 
offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though [it were] the 
corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the 
winepress. {18:28} Thus ye also shall offer an heave 
offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive 
of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the 
LORD'S heave offering to Aaron the priest. {18:29} Out of 
all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the 
LORD, of all the best thereof, [even] the hallowed part 
thereof out of it. {18:30} Therefore thou shalt say unto 
them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it 
shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the 
threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress. 
{18:31} And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your 
households: for it [is] your reward for your service in the 
tabernacle of the congregation. {18:32} And ye shall bear 
no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best 
of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children 
of Israel, lest ye die. 

{ 19:1 } And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, 
saying, {19:2} This [is] the ordinance of the law which the 
LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of 
Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein 
[is] no blemish, [and] upon which never came yoke: {19:3} 
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may 
bring her forth without the camp, and [one] shall slay her 
before his face: {19:4} And Eleazar the priest shall take of 
her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly 
before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times: 
{ 19:5} And [one] shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, 
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{19:6} And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, 
and scarlet, and cast [it] into the midst of the burning of the 
heifer. {19:7} Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he 
shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come 
into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. 
{19:8} And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in 
water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean 
until the even. {19:9} And a man [that is] clean shall gather 
up the ashes of the heifer, and lay [them] up without the 
camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the 
congregation of the children of Israel for a water of 
separation: it [is] a purification for sin. {19:10} And he that 
gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and 
be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of 
Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, 
for a statute for ever. 

{19:11} He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall 
be unclean seven days. { 19:12} He shall purify himself with 
it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: 
but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh 
day he shall not be clean. {19:13} Whosoever toucheth the 
dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not 
himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul 
shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation 
was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his 
uncleanness [is] yet upon him. {19:14} This [is] the law, 
when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and 
all that [is] in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. {19:15} 
And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon 
it, [is] unclean. {19:16} And whosoever toucheth one that is 
slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a 
bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. 
{19:17} And for an unclean [person] they shall take of the 
ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running 
water shall be put thereto in a vessel: {19:18} And a clean 
person shall take hyssop, and dip [it] in the water, and 
sprinkle [it] upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and 
upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched 
a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave: {19:19} And 
the clean [person] shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the 
third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he 
shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself 
in water, and shall be clean at even. {19:20} But the man 
that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul 
shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he 
hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of 
separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he [is] 
unclean. {19:21} And it shall be a perpetual statute unto 
them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall 
wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of 
separation shall be unclean until even. {19:22} And 
whatsoever the unclean [person] toucheth shall be unclean; 
and the soul that toucheth [it] shall be unclean until even. 

{20:1} Then came the children of Israel, [even] the whole 
congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and 
the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and 
was buried there. {20:2} And there was no water for the 
congregation: and they gathered themselves together against 
Moses and against Aaron. {20:3} And the people chode 
with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had 
died when our brethren died before the LORD! {20:4} And 
why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into 
this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? 
{20:5} And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of 
Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it [is] no place of 
seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither [is] 
there any water to drink. {20:6} And Moses and Aaron 



went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their 
faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. 

{20:7} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {20:8} 
Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, 
and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before 
their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt 
bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give 
the congregation and their beasts drink. {20:9} And Moses 
took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 
{20:10} And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation 
together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, 
ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? {20: 1 1 } 
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the 
rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the 
congregation drank, and their beasts [also. 

]{20:12} And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, 
Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of 
the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this 
congregation into the land which I have given them. 
{20:13} This [is] the water of Meribah; because the children 
of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in 
them. 

{20:14} And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto 
the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou 
knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: {20:15} How 
our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in 
Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our 
fathers: {20:16} And when we cried unto the LORD, he 
heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us 
forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we [are] in Kadesh, a city in 
the uttermost of thy border: {20:17} Let us pass, I pray thee, 
through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or 
through the vineyards, neither will we drink [of] the water 
of the wells: we will go by the king's [high] way, we will 
not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have 
passed thy borders. {20:18} And Edom said unto him, Thou 
shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the 
sword. {20:19} And the children of Israel said unto him, 
We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of 
thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without [doing] 
any thing [else,] go through on my feet. {20:20} And he 
said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out 
against him with much people, and with a strong hand. 
{20:21} Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through 
his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him. 

{20:22} And the children of Israel, [even] the whole 
congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto 
mount Hor. {20:23} And the LORD spake unto Moses and 
Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, 
saying, {20:24} Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for 
he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the 
children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at 
the water of Meribah. {20:25} Take Aaron and Eleazar his 
son, and bring them up unto mount Hor: {20:26} And strip 
Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: 
and Aaron shall be gathered [unto his people,] and shall die 
there. {20:27} And Moses did as the LORD commanded: 
and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the 
congregation. {20:28} And Moses stripped Aaron of his 
garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron 
died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar 
came down from the mount. {20:29} And when all the 
congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for 
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{21:1} And [when] king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt 
in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the 
spies; then he fought against Israel, and took [some] of them 
prisoners. {21:2} And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, 
and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my 
hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. {21:3} And the 
LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the 
Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: 
and he called the name of the place Hormah. 

{21:4} And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of 
the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of 
the people was much discouraged because of the way. 
{21:5} And the people spake against God, and against 
Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die 
in the wilderness? for [there is] no bread, neither [is there 
any] water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. {21:6} 
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and 
they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. 

{21:7} Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We 
have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and 
against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the 
serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. {21:8} 
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, 
and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every 
one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. {21:9} 
And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, 
and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, 
when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. 

{21:10} And the children of Israel set forward, and 
pitched in Oboth. {21:11} And they journeyed from Oboth, 
and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness which [is] 
before Moab, toward the sunrising. 

{21:12} From thence they removed, and pitched in the 
valley of Zared. {21:13} From thence they removed, and 
pitched on the other side of Arnon, which [is] in the 
wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for 
Arnon [is] the border of Moab, between Moab and the 
Amorites. {21:14} Wherefore it is said in the book of the 
wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the 
brooks of Arnon, {21:15} And at the stream of the brooks 
that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the 
border of Moab. {21:16} And from thence [they went] to 
Beer: that [is] the well whereof the LORD spake unto 
Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them 
water. 

{21:17} Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; 
sing ye unto it: {21:18} The princes digged the well, the 
nobles of the people digged it, by [the direction of] the 
lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness [they 
went] to Mattanah: {21:19} And from Mattanah to 
Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: {21:20} And from 
Bamoth [in] the valley, that [is] in the country of Moab, to 
the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon. 

{21:21} And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of 
the Amorites, saying, {21:22} Let me pass through thy land: 
we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we 
will not drink [of] the waters of the well: [but] we will go 
along by the king's [high] way, until we be past thy borders. 
{21:23} And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through 
his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and 
went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to 
Jahaz, and fought against Israel. {21:24} And Israel smote 
him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from 



Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for 
the border of the children of Ammon [was] strong. {21:25} 
And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the 
cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages 
thereof. {21:26} For Heshbon [was] the city of Sihon the 
king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former 
king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even 
unto Arnon. {21:27} Wherefore they that speak in proverbs 
say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and 
prepared: {21:28} For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a 
flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, 
[and] the lords of the high places of Arnon. {21:29} Woe to 
thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath 
given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity 
unto Sihon king of the Amorites. {21:30} We have shot at 
them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have 
laid them waste even unto Nophah, which [reacheth] unto 
Medeba. 

{21:31} Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. 
{21:32} And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took 
the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that [were] 
there. 

{21:33} And they turned and went up by the way of 
Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, 
he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei. {21:34} And 
the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have 
delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; 
and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the 
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. {21:35} So they smote 
him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none 
left him alive: and they possessed his land. 

{22:1 } And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched 
in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan [by] Jericho. 

{22:2} And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had 
done to the Amorites. {22:3} And Moab was sore afraid of 
the people, because they [were] many: and Moab was 
distressed because of the children of Israel. {22:4} And 
Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this 
company lick up all [that are] round about us, as the ox 
licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of 
Zippor [was] king of the Moabites at that time. {22:5} He 
sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to 
Pethor, which [is] by the river of the land of the children of 
his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people 
come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the 
earth, and they abide over against me: {22:6} Come now 
therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they [are] 
too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, [that] we 
may smite them, and [that] I may drive them out of the land: 
for I wot that he whom thou blessest [is] blessed, and he 
whom thou cursest is cursed. {22:7} And the elders of 
Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of 
divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and 
spake unto him the words of Balak. {22:8} And he said 
unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word 
again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of 
Moab abode with Balaam. {22:9} And God came unto 
Balaam, and said, What men [are] these with thee? {22:10} 
And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king 
of Moab, hath sent unto me, [saying, ] {22:11} Behold, 
[there is] a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the 
face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I 
shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 
{22:12} And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with 
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{22:13} And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto 
the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD 
refuseth to give me leave to go with you. {22:14} And the 
princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and 
said, Balaam refuseth to come with us. 

{22:15} And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and 
more honourable than they. {22:16} And they came to 
Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of 
Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming 
unto me: {22:17} For I will promote thee unto very great 
honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come 
therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. {22:18} And 
Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If 
Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I 
cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less 
or more. {22:19} Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also 
here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say 
unto me more. {22:20} And God came unto Balaam at 
night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise 
up, [and] go with them; but yet the word which I shall say 
unto thee, that shalt thou do. {22:21} And Balaam rose up 
in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the 
princes of Moab. 

{22:22} And God's anger was kindled because he went: 
and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an 
adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and 
his two servants [were] with him. {22:23} And the ass saw 
the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword 
drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, 
and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn 
her into the way. {22:24} But the angel of the LORD stood 
in a path of the vineyards, a wall [being] on this side, and a 
wall on that side. {22:25} And when the ass saw the angel 
of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed 
Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. 
{22:26} And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood 
in a narrow place, where [was] no way to turn either to the 
right hand or to the left. {22:27} And when the ass saw the 
angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and 
Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a 
staff. {22:28} And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, 
and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that 
thou hast smitten me these three times? {22:29} And 
Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I 
would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I 
kill thee. {22:30} And the ass said unto Balaam, [Am] not I 
thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since [I was] 
thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? 
And he said, Nay. {22:31} Then the LORD opened the eyes 
of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in 
the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed 
down his head, and fell flat on his face. {22:32} And the 
angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou 
smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to 
withstand thee, because [thy] way is perverse before me: 
{22:33} And the ass saw me, and turned from me these 
three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also 
I had slain thee, and saved her alive. {22:34} And Balaam 
said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew 
not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, 
if it displease thee, I will get me back again. {22:35} And 
the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: 
but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt 
speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak. 

{22:36} And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he 
went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which [is] in the 



border of Arnon, which [is] in the utmost coast. {22:37} 
And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto 
thee to call thee? wherefore earnest thou not unto me? am I 
not able indeed to promote thee to honour? {22:38} And 
Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I 
now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God 
putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak. {22:39} And 
Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjath- 
huzoth. {22:40} And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and 
sent to Balaam, and to the princes that [were] with him. 
{22:41 } And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took 
Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, 
that thence he might see the utmost [part] of the people. 

{23:1} And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven 
altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. 
{23:2} And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak 
and Balaam offered on [every] altar a bullock and a ram. 
{23:3} And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt 
offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come 
to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. 
And he went to an high place. {23:4} And God met 
Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, 
and I have offered upon [every] altar a bullock and a ram. 
{23:5} And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and 
said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. {23:6} 
And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt 
sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab. {23:7} And he 
took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath 
brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, 
[saying,] Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. 
{23:8} How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or 
how shall I defy, [whom] the LORD hath not defied? 
{23:9} For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the 
hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall 
not be reckoned among the nations. {23:10} Who can count 
the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth [part] of 
Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last 
end be like his! {23:11} And Balak said unto Balaam, What 
hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, 
and, behold, thou hast blessed [them] altogether. {23:12} 
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak 
that which the LORD hath put in my mouth? {23:13} And 
Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto 
another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou 
shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them 
all: and curse me them from thence. 

{23:14} And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to 
the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a 
bullock and a ram on [every] altar. {23:15} And he said 
unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet 
[the LORD] yonder. {23:16} And the LORD met Balaam, 
and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, 
and say thus. {23:17} And when he came to him, behold, he 
stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with 
him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD 
spoken? {23:18} And he took up his parable, and said, Rise 
up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: 
{23:19} God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the 
son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he 
not do [it?] or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it 
good? {23:20} Behold, I have received [commandment] to 
bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. {23:21} 
He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen 
perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God [is] with him, and 
the shout of a king [is] among them. {23:22} God brought 
them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an 
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Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: 
according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, 
What hath God wrought! {23:24} Behold, the people shall 
rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he 
shall not lie down until he eat [of] the prey, and drink the 
blood of the slain. 

{23:25} And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them 
at all, nor bless them at all. {23:26} But Balaam answered 
and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the 
LORD speaketh, that I must do? 

{23:27} And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, 
I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will 
please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence. 
{23:28} And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, 
that looketh toward Jeshimon. {23:29} And Balaam said 
unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here 
seven bullocks and seven rams. {23:30} And Balak did as 
Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on [every] 
altar. 

{24:1} And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD 
to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for 
enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. 
{24:2} And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel 
abiding [in his tents] according to their tribes; and the spirit 
of God came upon him. {24:3} And he took up his parable, 
and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man 
whose eyes are open hath said: {24:4} He hath said, which 
heard trie words of God, which saw the vision of the 
Almighty, falling [into a trance,] but having his eyes open: 
{24:5} How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, [and] thy 
tabernacles, O Israel! {24:6} As the valleys are they spread 
forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes 
which the LORD hath planted, [and] as cedar trees beside 
the waters. {24:7} He shall pour the water out of his 
buckets, and his seed [shall be] in many waters, and his king 
shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. 
{24:8} God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it 
were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations 
his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce [them] 
through with his arrows. {24:9} He couched, he lay down 
as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed 
[is] he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. 

{24:10} And Balak' s anger was kindled against Balaam, 
and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto 
Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, 
thou hast altogether blessed [them] these three times. 
{24:11} Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to 
promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath 
kept thee back from honour. {24:12} And Balaam said unto 
Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou 
sentest unto me, saying, {24:13} If Balak would give me his 
house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the 
commandment of the LORD, to do [either] good or bad of 
mine own mind; [but] what the LORD saith, that will I 
speak? {24:14} And now, behold, I go unto my people: 
come [therefore, and] I will advertise thee what this people 
shall do to thy people in the latter days. 

{24:15} And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the 
son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open 
hath said: {24:16} He hath said, which heard the words of 
God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, [which] 
saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance,] but 
having his eyes open: {24:17} I shall see him, but not now: 
I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out 



of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall 
smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of 
Sheth. {24:18} And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also 
shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do 
valiantly. {24:19} Out of Jacob shall come he that shall 
have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the 
city. 

{24:20} And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his 
parable, and said, Amalek [was] the first of the nations; but 
his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever. {24:21} And 
he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, 
Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a 
rock. {24:22} Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until 
Asshur shall carry thee away captive. {24:23} And he took 
up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God 
doeth this! {24:24} And ships [shall come] from the coast 
of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, 
and he also shall perish for ever. {24:25} And Balaam rose 
up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went 
his way. 

{25:1} And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began 
to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. {25:2} 
And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: 
and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. 
{25:3} And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the 
anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. {25:4} And 
the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the 
people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, 
that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from 
Israel. {25:5} And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, 
Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor. 

{25:6} And, behold, one of the children of Israel came 
and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the 
sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of 
the children of Israel, who [were] weeping [before] the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation. {25:7} And when 
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, 
saw [it,] he rose up from among the congregation, and took 
a javelin in his hand; {25:8} And he went after the man of 
Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man 
of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague 
was stayed from the children of Israel. {25:9} And those 
that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. 

{25:10} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{25:11} Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the 
priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of 
Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I 
consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. {25:12} 
Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of 
peace: {25:13} And he shall have it, and his seed after him, 
[even] the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he 
was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the 
children of Israel. {25:14} Now the name of the Israelite 
that was slain, [even] that was slain with the Midianitish 
woman, [was] Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief 
house among the Simeonites. {25:15} And the name of the 
Midianitish woman that was slain [was] Cozbi, the daughter 
of Zur; he [was] head over a people, [and] of a chief house 
in Midian. 

{25:16} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{25:17} Vex the Midianites, and smite them: {25:18} For 
they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled 
you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the 
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in the day of the plague for Peor's sake. 

{26:1} And it came to pass after the plague, that the 
LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron 
the priest, saying, {26:2} Take the sum of all the 
congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old 
and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all that are able 
to go to war in Israel. {26:3} And Moses and Eleazar the 
priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan 
[near] Jericho, saying, {26:4} [Take the sum of the people,] 
from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD 
commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went 
forth out of the land of Egypt. 

{26:5} Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of 
Reuben; Hanoch, [of whom cometh] the family of the 
Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites: {26:6} Of 
Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family 
of the Carmites. {26:7} These [are] the families of the 
Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were 
forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 
{26:8} And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. {26:9} And the sons of 
Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This [is that] 
Dathan and Abiram, [which were] famous in the 
congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron 
in the company of Korah, when they strove against the 
LORD: {26:10} And the earth opened her mouth, and 
swallowed them up together with Korah, when that 
company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and 
fifty men: and they became a sign. {26:11} Notwithstanding 
the children of Korah died not. 

{26:12} The sons of Simeon after their families: of 
Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family 
of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: 
{26:13} Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the 
family of the Shaulites. {26:14} These [are] the families of 
the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred. 

{26:15} The children of Gad after their families: of 
Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family 
of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: 
{26:16} Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the 
family of the Erites: {26:17} Of Arod, the family of the 
Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. {26:18} These 
[are] the families of the children of Gad according to those 
that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five 
hundred. 

{26:19} The sons of Judah [were] Er and Onan: and Er 
and Onan died in the land of Canaan. {26:20} And the sons 
of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of 
the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of 
Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. {26:21} And the sons of 
Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of 
Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. {26:22} These [are] the 
families of Judah according to those that were numbered of 
them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred. 

{26:23} [Of] the sons of Issachar after their families: [of] 
Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the 
Punites: {26:24} Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of 
Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. {26:25} These [are] 
the families of Issachar according to those that were 
numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three 
hundred. 

{26:26} [Of] the sons of Zebulun after their families: of 
Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the 



Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. {26:27} 
These [are] the families of the Zebulunites according to 
those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and 
five hundred. 

{26:28} The sons of Joseph after their families [were] 
Manasseh and Ephraim. {26:29} Of the sons of Manasseh: 
of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat 
Gilead: of Gilead [come] the family of the Gileadites. 
{26:30} These [are] the sons of Gilead: [of] Jeezer, the 
family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the 
Helekites: {26:31} And [of] Asriel, the family of the 
Asrielites: and [of] Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: 
{26:32} And [of] Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: 
and [of] Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 

{26:33} And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, 
but daughters: and the names of the daughters of 
Zelophehad [were] Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and 
Tirzah. {26:34} These [are] the families of Manasseh, and 
those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand 
and seven hundred. 

{26:35} These [are] the sons of Ephraim after their 
families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of 
Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of 
the Tahanites. {26:36} And these [are] the sons of 
Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. {26:37} 
These [are] the families of the sons of Ephraim according to 
those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand 
and five hundred. These [are] the sons of Joseph after their 
families. 

{26:38} The sons of Benjamin after their families: of 
Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the 
Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites: 
{26:39} Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of 
Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. {26:40} And the 
sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: [of Ard,] the family of 
the Ardites: [and] of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 
{26:41} These [are] the sons of Benjamin after their 
families: and they that were numbered of them [were] forty 
and five thousand and six hundred. 

{26:42} These [are] the sons of Dan after their families: 
of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These [are] the 
families of Dan after their families. {26:43} All the families 
of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered 
of them, [were] threescore and four thousand and four 
hundred. 

{26:44} [Of] the children of Asher after their families: of 
Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the 
Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. {26:45} Of 
the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of 
Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. {26:46} And the 
name of the daughter of Asher [was] Sarah. {26:47} These 
[are] the families of the sons of Asher according to those 
that were numbered of them; [who were] fifty and three 
thousand and four hundred. 

{26:48} [Of] the sons of Naphtali after their families: of 
Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of 
the Gunites: {26:49} Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of 
Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. {26:50} These [are] 
the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they 
that were numbered of them [were] forty and five thousand 
and four hundred. {26:51} These [were] the numbered of 
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seven hundred and thirty. 

{26:52} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{26:53} Unto these the land shall be divided for an 
inheritance according to the number of names. {26:54} To 
many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou 
shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his 
inheritance be given according to those that were numbered 
of him. {26:55} Notwithstanding the land shall be divided 
by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers 
they shall inherit. {26:56} According to the lot shall the 
possession thereof be divided between many and few. 

{26:57} And these [are] they that were numbered of the 
Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the 
Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of 
Merari, the family of the Merarites. {26:58} These [are] the 
families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the 
family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the 
family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And 
Kohath begat Amram. {26:59} And the name of Amram's 
wife [was] Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom [her 
mother] bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram 
Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. {26:60} And 
unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and 
Ithamar. {26:61} And Nadab and Abihu died, when they 
offered strange fire before the LORD. {26:62} And those 
that were numbered of them were twenty and three 
thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they 
were not numbered among the children of Israel, because 
there was no inheritance given them among the children of 
Israel. 

{26:63} These [are] they that were numbered by Moses 
and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel 
in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho. {26:64} But 
among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and 
Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the 
children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. {26:65} For the 
LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the 
wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save 
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 

{27:1} Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son 
of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of 
Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: 
and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, 
and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. {27:2} And they stood 
before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the 
princes and all the congregation, [by] the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, saying, {27:3} Our father 
died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of 
them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in 
the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no 
sons. {27:4} Why should the name of our father be done 
away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give 
unto us [therefore] a possession among the brethren of our 
father. {27:5} And Moses brought their cause before the 
LORD. 

{27:6} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {27:7} 
The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely 
give them a possession of an inheritance among their 
father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of 
their father to pass unto them. {27:8} And thou shalt speak 
unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no 
son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his 
daughter. {27:9} And if he have no daughter, then ye shall 
give his inheritance unto his brethren. {27:10} And if he 



have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his 
father's brethren. {27:11} And if his father have no 
brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman 
that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and 
it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 

{27:12} And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into 
this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given 
unto the children of Israel. {27:13} And when thou hast 
seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as 
Aaron thy brother was gathered. {27:14} For ye rebelled 
against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife 
of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their 
eyes: that [is] the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the 
wilderness of Zin. 

{27:15} And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying, 
{27:16} Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, 
set a man over the congregation, {27:17} Which may go out 
before them, and which may go in before them, and which 
may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the 
congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no 
shepherd. 

{27:18} And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee 
Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom [is] the spirit, and 
lay thine hand upon him; {27:19} And set him before 
Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give 
him a charge in their sight. {27:20} And thou shalt put 
some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of 
the children of Israel may be obedient. {27:21 } And he shall 
stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask [counsel] for 
him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his 
word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, 
[both] he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all 
the congregation. {27:22} And Moses did as the LORD 
commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before 
Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: {27:23} 
And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as 
the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses. 

{28:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {28:2} 
Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My 
offering, [and] my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, 
[for] a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto 
me in their due season. {28:3} And thou shalt say unto 
them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer 
unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day 
by day, [for] a continual burnt offering. {28:4} The one 
lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb 
shalt thou offer at even; {28:5} And a tenth [part] of an 
ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth 
[part] of an hin of beaten oil. {28:6} [It is] a continual burnt 
offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet 
savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. {28:7} 
And the drink offering thereof [shall be] the fourth [part] of 
an hin for the one lamb: in the holy [place] shalt thou cause 
the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD [for] a drink 
offering. {28:8} And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: 
as the meat offering of the morning, and as the drink 
offering thereof, thou shalt offer [it,] a sacrifice made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

{28:9} And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year 
without spot, and two tenth deals of flour [for] a meat 
offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof: 
{28:10} [This is] the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside 
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{28:11} And in the beginnings of your months ye shall 
offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, 
and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot; 
{28:12} And three tenth deals of flour [for] a meat offering, 
mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of 
flour [for] a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram; 
{28:13} And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil 
[for] a meat offering unto one lamb; [for] a burnt offering of 
a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. 
{28:14} And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of 
wine unto a bullock, and the third [part] of an hin unto a 
ram, and a fourth [part] of an hin unto a lamb: this [is] the 
burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the 
year. {28:15} And one kid of the goats for a sin offering 
unto the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt 
offering, and his drink offering. {28:16} And in the 
fourteenth day of the first month [is] the passover of the 
LORD. {28:17} And in the fifteenth day of this month [is] 
the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 
{28:18} In the first day [shall be] an holy convocation; ye 
shall do no manner of servile work [therein: ] {28:19} But 
ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire [for] a burnt offering 
unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and 
seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without 
blemish: {28:20} And their meat offering [shall be of] flour 
mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a 
bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram; {28:21} A several 
tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the 
seven lambs: {28:22} And one goat [for] a sin offering, to 
make an atonement for you. {28:23} Ye shall offer these 
beside the burnt offering in the morning, which [is] for a 
continual burnt offering. {28:24} After this manner ye shall 
offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the 
sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it 
shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his 
drink offering. {28:25} And on the seventh day ye shall 
have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work. 

{28:26} Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a 
new meat offering unto the LORD, after your weeks [be 
out,] ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no 
servile work: {28:27} But ye shall offer the burnt offering 
for a sweet savour unto the LORD; two young bullocks, one 
ram, seven lambs of the first year; {28:28} And their meat 
offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one 
bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram, {28:29} A several 
tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; 
{28:30} [And] one kid of the goats, to make an atonement 
for you. {28:31} Ye shall offer [them] beside the continual 
burnt offering, and his meat offering, (they shall be unto 
you without blemish) and their drink offerings. 

{29:1 } And in the seventh month, on the first [day] of the 
month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no 
servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. 
{29:2} And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet 
savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, [and] 
seven lambs of the first year without blemish: {29:3} And 
their meat offering [shall be of] flour mingled with oil, three 
tenth deals for a bullock, [and] two tenth deals for a ram, 
{29:4} And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the 
seven lambs: {29:5} And one kid of the goats [for] a sin 
offering, to make an atonement for you: {29:6} Beside the 
burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the 
daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink 
offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a 
sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. 

{29:7} And ye shall have on the tenth [day] of this 



seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict 
your souls: ye shall not do any work [therein: ]{29:8} But 
ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD [for] a sweet 
savour; one young bullock, one ram, [and] seven lambs of 
the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish: 
{29:9} And their meat offering [shall be of] flour mingled 
with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, [and] two tenth deals 
to one ram, {29:10} A several tenth deal for one lamb, 
throughout the seven lambs: {29:11} One kid of the goats 
[for] a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, 
and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering of it, 
and their drink offerings. 

{29:12} And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye 
shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, 
and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: 
{29:13} And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice 
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; thirteen 
young bullocks, two rams, [and] fourteen lambs of the first 
year; they shall be without blemish: {29:14} And their meat 
offering [shall be of] flour mingled with oil, three tenth 
deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth 
deals to each ram of the two rams, {29:15} And a several 
tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs: {29:16} And 
one kid of the goats [for] a sin offering; beside the continual 
burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

{29:17} And on the second day [ye shall offer] twelve 
young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year 
without spot: {29:18} And their meat offering and their 
drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the 
lambs, [shall be] according to their number, after the 
manner: {29:19} And one kid of the goats [for] a sin 
offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat 
offering thereof, and their drink offerings. 

{29:20} And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, 
fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; {29:21} 
And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the 
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, [shall be] 
according to their number, after the manner: {29:22} And 
one goat [for] a sin offering; beside the continual burnt 
offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

{29:23} And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, 
[and] fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 
{29:24} Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the 
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, [shall be] 
according to their number, after the manner: {29:25} And 
one kid of the goats [for] a sin offering; beside the continual 
burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

{29:26} And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, 
[and] fourteen lambs of the first year without spot: {29:27} 
And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the 
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, [shall be] 
according to their number, after the manner: {29:28} And 
one goat [for] a sin offering; beside the continual burnt 
offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

{29:29} And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, 
[and] fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 
{29:30} And their meat offering and their drink offerings 
for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, [shall be] 
according to their number, after the manner: {29:31} And 
one goat [for] a sin offering; beside the continual burnt 
offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

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rams, [and] fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 
{29:33} And their meat offering and their drink offerings 
for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, [shall be] 
according to their number, after the manner: {29:34} And 
one goat [for] a sin offering; beside the continual burnt 
offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering. 

{29:35} On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn 
assembly: ye shall do no servile work [therein: ]{29:36} But 
ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, seven 
lambs of the first year without blemish: {29:37} Their meat 
offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the 
ram, and for the lambs, [shall be] according to their number, 
after the manner: {29:38} And one goat [for] a sin offering; 
beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, 
and his drink offering. {29:39} These [things] ye shall do 
unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and 
your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for 
your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for 
your peace offerings. {29:40} And Moses told the children 
of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses. 

{ 30: 1 } And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes 
concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing 
which the LORD hath commanded. {30:2} If a man vow a 
vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with 
a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to 
all that proceedeth out of his mouth. {30:3} If a woman also 
vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind [herself] by a bond, 
[being] in her father's house in her youth; {30:4} And her 
father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath 
bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: 
then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she 
hath bound her soul shall stand. {30:5} But if her father 
disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, 
or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall 
stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father 
disallowed her. {30:6} And if she had at all an husband, 
when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith 
she bound her soul; { 30:7 } And her husband heard [it,] and 
held his peace at her in the day that he heard [it:] then her 
vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her 
soul shall stand. {30:8} But if her husband disallowed her 
on the day that he heard [it;] then he shall make her vow 
which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, 
wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the 
LORD shall forgive her. {30:9} But every vow of a widow, 
and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their 
souls, shall stand against her. {30:10} And if she vowed in 
her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an 
oath; {30:11} And her husband heard [it,] and held his 
peace at her, [and] disallowed her not: then all her vows 
shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul 
shall stand. {30:12} But if her husband hath utterly made 
them void on the day he heard [them; then] whatsoever 
proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or 
concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her 
husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive 
her. {30:13} Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict 
the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may 
make it void. {30:14} But if her husband altogether hold his 
peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her 
vows, or all her bonds, which [are] upon her: he confirmeth 
them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he 
heard [them. ] {30:15 } But if he shall any ways make them 
void after that he hath heard [them;] then he shall bear her 
iniquity. {30:16} These [are] the statutes, which the LORD 
commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between 



the father and his daughter, [being yet] in her youth in her 
father's house. 

{31:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {31:2} 
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward 
shalt thou be gathered unto thy people. {31:3} And Moses 
spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto 
the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge 
the LORD of Midian. {31:4} Of every tribe a thousand, 
throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war. 
{31:5} So there were delivered out of the thousands of 
Israel, a thousand of [every] tribe, twelve thousand armed 
for war. {31:6} And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand 
of [every] tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the 
priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the 
trumpets to blow in his hand. {31:7} And they warred 
against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; 
and they slew all the males. {31:8} And they slew the kings 
of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; [namely,] 
Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of 
Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the 
sword. {31:9} And the children of Israel took [all] the 
women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took 
the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their 
goods. {31:10} And they burnt all their cities wherein they 
dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire. {31:11} And 
they took all the spoil, and all the prey, [both] of men and of 
beasts. {31:12} And they brought the captives, and the prey, 
and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto 
the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at 
the plains of Moab, which [are] by Jordan [near] Jericho. 

{31:13} And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the 
princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them 
without the camp. {31:14} And Moses was wroth with the 
officers of the host, [with] the captains over thousands, and 
captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. 
{31:15} And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the 
women alive? {31:16} Behold, these caused the children of 
Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass 
against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a 
plague among the congregation of the LORD. {31:17} Now 
therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill 
every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 
{31:18} But all the women children, that have not known a 
man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. {31:19} 
And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever 
hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any 
slain, purify [both] yourselves and your captives on the third 
day, and on the seventh day. {31:20} And purify all [your] 
raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' 
[hair,] and all things made of wood. 

{31:21} And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war 
which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law 
which the LORD commanded Moses; {31:22} Only the 
gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, 
{31:23} Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make 
[it] go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it 
shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that 
abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water. 
{31:24} And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, 
and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the 
camp. 

{31:25} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
{31:26} Take the sum of the prey that was taken, [both] of 
man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief 
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into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, 
who went out to battle, and between all the congregation: 
{31:28} And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of 
war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, 
[both] of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, 
and of the sheep: {31:29} Take [it] of their half, and give 
[it] unto Eleazar the priest, [for] an heave offering of the 
LORD. {31:30} And of the children of Israel's half, thou 
shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, 
of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and 
give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the 
tabernacle of the LORD. {31:31} And Moses and Eleazar 
the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses. {31:32} 
And the booty, [being] the rest of the prey which the men of 
war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy 
thousand and five thousand sheep, {31:33} And threescore 
and twelve thousand beeves, {31:34} And threescore and 
one thousand asses, {31:35} And thirty and two thousand 
persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying 
with him. {31:36} And the half, [which was] the portion of 
them that went out to war, was in number three hundred 
thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred 
sheep: {31:37} And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was 
six hundred and threescore and fifteen. {31:38} And the 
beeves [were] thirty and six thousand; of which the 
LORD'S tribute [was] threescore and twelve. {31:39} And 
the asses [were] thirty thousand and five hundred; of which 
the LORD'S tribute [was] threescore and one. {31:40} And 
the persons [were] sixteen thousand; of which the LORD'S 
tribute [was] thirty and two persons. {31:41} And Moses 
gave the tribute, [which was] the LORD'S heave offering, 
unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
{31:42} And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses 
divided from the men that warred, {31:43} (Now the half 
[that pertained unto] the congregation was three hundred 
thousand and thirty thousand [and] seven thousand and five 
hundred sheep, {31:44} And thirty and six thousand beeves, 
{31:45} And thirty thousand asses and five hundred, 
{31:46} And sixteen thousand persons;) {31:47} Even of 
the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, 
[both] of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, 
which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the 
LORD commanded Moses. 

{31:48} And the officers which [were] over thousands of 
the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of 
hundreds, came near unto Moses: {31:49} And they said 
unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of 
war which [are] under our charge, and there lacketh not one 
man of us. {31:50} We have therefore brought an oblation 
for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of 
gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to 
make an atonement for our souls before the LORD. {31:51 } 
And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, 
[even] all wrought jewels. {31:52} And all the gold of the 
offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of 
thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen 
thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. {31:53} ([For] 
the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.) 
{31:54} And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of 
the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it 
into the tabernacle of the congregation, [for] a memorial for 
the children of Israel before the LORD. 

{32:1} Now the children of Reuben and the children of 
Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw 
the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the 
place [was] a place for cattle; {32:2} The children of Gad 
and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, 



and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the 
congregation, saying, {32:3} Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, 
and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and 
Nebo, and Beon, {32:4} [Even] the country which the 
LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, [is] a land 
for cattle, and thy servants have cattle: {32:5} Wherefore, 
said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land 
be given unto thy servants for a possession, [and] bring us 
not over Jordan. 

{32:6} And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to 
the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and 
shall ye sit here? {32:7} And wherefore discourage ye the 
heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land 
which the LORD hath given them? {32:8} Thus did your 
fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the 
land. {32:9} For when they went up unto the valley of 
Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the 
children of Israel, that they should not go into the land 
which the LORD had given them. {32:10} And the 
LORD'S anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, 
saying, {32:11 } Surely none of the men that came up out of 
Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land 
which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; 
because they have not wholly followed me: {32:12} Save 
Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the 
son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD. 
{32:13} And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, 
and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, 
until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the 
LORD, was consumed. {32:14} And, behold, ye are risen 
up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to 
augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel. 
{32:15} For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet 
again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all 
this people. 

{32:16} And they came near unto him, and said, We will 
build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little 
ones: {32:17} But we ourselves will go ready armed before 
the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their 
place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities 
because of the inhabitants of the land. {32:18} We will not 
return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have 
inherited every man his inheritance. {32:19} For we will 
not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; 
because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan 
eastward. 

{32:20} And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this 
thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war, {32:21} 
And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, 
until he hath driven out his enemies from before him, 
{32:22} And the land be subdued before the LORD: then 
afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, 
and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession 
before the LORD. {32:23} But if ye will not do so, behold, 
ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will 
find you out. {32:24} Build you cities for your little ones, 
and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded 
out of your mouth. {32:25} And the children of Gad and the 
children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants 
will do as my lord commandeth. {32:26} Our little ones, 
our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the 
cities of Gilead: {32:27} But thy servants will pass over, 
every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my 
lord saith. {32:28} So concerning them Moses commanded 
Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief 
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Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the 
children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every 
man armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be 
subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of 
Gilead for a possession: {32:30} But if they will not pass 
over with you armed, they shall have possessions among 
you in the land of Canaan. {32:31 } And the children of Gad 
and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD 
hath said unto thy servants, so will we do. {32:32} We will 
pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, 
that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan 
[may be] ours. {32:33} And Moses gave unto them, [even] 
to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and 
unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the 
kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of 
Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the 
coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about. 

{32:34} And the children of Gad built Dibon, and 
Ataroth, and Aroer, {32:35} And Atroth, Shophan, and 
Jaazer, and Jogbehah, {32:36} And Beth-nimrah, and Beth- 
haran, fenced cities: and folds for sheep. {32:37} And the 
children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and 
Kirjathaim, {32:38} And Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their 
names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names 
unto the cities which they builded. {32:39} And the 
children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and 
took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which [was] in it. 
{32:40} And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of 
Manasseh; and he dwelt therein. {32:41} And Jair the son 
of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and 
called them Havoth-jair. {32:42} And Nobah went and took 
Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after 
his own name. 

{33:1} These [are] the journeys of the children of Israel, 
which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies 
under the hand of Moses and Aaron. {33:2} And Moses 
wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the 
commandment of the LORD: and these [are] their journeys 
according to their goings out. {33:3} And they departed 
from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the 
first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of 
Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the 
Egyptians. {33:4} For the Egyptians buried all [their] 
firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon 
their gods also the LORD executed judgments. {33:5} And 
the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in 
Succoth. {33:6} And they departed from Succoth, and 
pitched in Etham, which [is] in the edge of the wilderness. 
{33:7} And they removed from Etham, and turned again 
unto Pi-hahiroth, which [is] before Baal- zephon: and they 
pitched before Migdol. {33:8} And they departed from 
before Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea 
into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the 
wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah. {33:9} And 
they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in 
Elim [were] twelve fountains of water, and threescore and 
ten palm trees; and they pitched there. {33:10} And they 
removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea. {33:11} 
And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the 
wilderness of Sin. {33:12} And they took their journey out 
of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah. 
{33:13} And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped 
in Alush. {33:14} And they removed from Alush, and 
encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people 
to drink. {33:15} And they departed from Rephidim, and 
pitched in the wilderness of Sinai. {33:16} And they 
removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibroth- 



hattaavah. {33:17} And they departed from Kibroth- 
hattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth. {33:18} And they 
departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah. {33:19} 
And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmon- 
parez. {33:20} And they departed from Rimmon-parez, and 
pitched in Libnah. {33:21} And they removed from Libnah, 
and pitched at Rissah. {33:22} And they journeyed from 
Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah. {33:23} And they went 
from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher. {33:24} 
And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in 
Haradah. {33:25} And they removed from Haradah, and 
pitched in Makheloth. {33:26} And they removed from 
Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath. {33:27} And they 
departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah. {33:28} And 
they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah. {33:29} 
And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah. 
{33:30} And they departed from Hashmonah, and 
encamped at Moseroth. {33:31} And they departed from 
Moseroth, and pitched in Bene-jaakan. {33:32} And they 
removed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagidgad. 
{33:33} And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and pitched in 
Jotbathah. {33:34} And they removed from Jotbathah, and 
encamped at Ebronah. {33:35} And they departed from 
Ebronah, and encamped at Ezion-gaber. {33:36} And they 
removed from Ezion-gaber, and pitched in the wilderness of 
Zin, which [is] Kadesh. {33:37} And they removed from 
Kadesh, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land 
of Edom. {33:38} And Aaron the priest went up into mount 
Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in 
the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out 
of the land of Egypt, in the first [day] of the fifth month. 
{33:39} And Aaron [was] an hundred and twenty and three 
years old when he died in mount Hor. {33:40} And king 
Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of 
Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel. 
{33:41} And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in 
Zalmonah. {33:42} And they departed from Zalmonah, and 
pitched in Punon. {33:43} And they departed from Punon, 
and pitched in Oboth. {33:44} And they departed from 
Oboth, and pitched in Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab. 
{33:45} And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibon- 
gad. {33:46} And they removed from Dibon-gad, and 
encamped in Almon-diblathaim. {33:47} And they removed 
from Almon-diblathaim, and pitched in the mountains of 
Abarim, before Nebo. {33:48} And they departed from the 
mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by 
Jordan [near] Jericho. {33:49} And they pitched by Jordan, 
from Beth- jesimoth [even] unto Abel-shittim in the plains 
of Moab. 

{33:50} And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of 
Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho, saying, {33:51} Speak unto 
the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are 
passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan; {33:52} Then 
ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before 
you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their 
molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places: 
{33:53} And ye shall dispossess [the inhabitants] of the 
land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to 
possess it. {33:54} And ye shall divide the land by lot for an 
inheritance among your families: [and] to the more ye shall 
give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the 
less inheritance: every man's [inheritance] shall be in the 
place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your 
fathers ye shall inherit. {33:55} But if ye will not drive out 
the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall 
come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them [shall 
be] pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall 
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shall come to pass, [that] I shall do unto you, as I thought to 
do unto them. 

{34:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {34:2} 
Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When 
ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall 
fall unto you for an inheritance, [even] the land of Canaan 
with the coasts thereof:) {34:3} Then your south quarter 
shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of 
Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of 
the salt sea eastward: {34:4} And your border shall turn 
from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to 
Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to 
Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on 
to Azmon: {34:5} And the border shall fetch a compass 
from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of 
it shall be at the sea. {34:6} And [as for] the western border, 
ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be 
your west border. {34:7} And this shall be your north 
border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount 
Hor: {34:8} From mount Hor ye shall point out [your 
border] unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of 
the border shall be to Zedad: 

{34:9} And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the 
goings out of it shall be at Hazar- enan: this shall be your 
north border. {34:10} And ye shall point out your east 
border from Hazar-enan to Shepham: {34:11 } And the coast 
shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of 
Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the 
side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: {34:12} And the 
border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it 
shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the 
coasts thereof round about. {34:13} And Moses 
commanded the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the land 
which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded 
to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe: {34:14} 
For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the 
house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad 
according to the house of their fathers, have received [their 
inheritance;] and half the tribe of Manasseh have received 
their inheritance: {34:15} The two tribes and the half tribe 
have received their inheritance on this side Jordan [near] 
Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising. {34:16} And the 
LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {34:17} These [are] the 
names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: 
Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. {34:18} And 
ye shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by 
inheritance. {34:19} And the names of the men [are] these: 
Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. {34:20} 
And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son 
of Ammihud. {34:21} Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the 
son of Chislon. {34:22} And the prince of the tribe of the 
children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. {34:23} The prince 
of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of 
Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod. {34:24} And the 
prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the 
son of Shiphtan. {34:25} And the prince of the tribe of the 
children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. {34:26} 
And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, 
Paltiel the son of Azzan. {34:27} And the prince of the tribe 
of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. 
{34:28} And the prince of the tribe of the children of 
Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. {34:29} These [are 
they] whom the LORD commanded to divide the 
inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan. 

{35:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of 
Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho, saying, {35:2} Command 



the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the 
inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye 
shall give [also] unto the Levites suburbs for the cities 
round about them. {35:3} And the cities shall they have to 
dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, 
and for their goods, and for all their beasts. {35:4} And the 
suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, 
[shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a 
thousand cubits round about. {35:5} And ye shall measure 
from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, 
and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west 
side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two 
thousand cubits and the city [shall be] in the midst: this 
shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. {35:6} And 
among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites [there 
shall be] six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the 
manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add 
forty and two cities. {35:7} [So] all the cities which ye shall 
give to the Levites [shall be] forty and eight cities: them 
[shall ye give] with their suburbs. {35:8} And the cities 
which ye shall give [shall be] of the possession of the 
children of Israel: from [them that have] many ye shall give 
many; but from [them that have] few ye shall give few: 
every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according 
to his inheritance which he inheriteth. 

{35:9} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {35:10} 
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When 
ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan; {35:11} 
Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for 
you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any 
person at unawares. {35:12} And they shall be unto you 
cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die 
not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment. 
{35:13} And of these cities which ye shall give six cities 
shall ye have for refuge. {35:14} Ye shall give three cities 
on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land 
of Canaan, [which] shall be cities of refuge. {35:15} These 
six cities shall be a refuge, [both] for the children of Israel, 
and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that 
every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither. 
{35:16} And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so 
that he die, he [is] a murderer: the murderer shall surely be 
put to death. {35:17} And if he smite him with throwing a 
stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: 
the murderer shall surely be put to death. {35:18} Or [if] he 
smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may 
die, and he die, he [is] a murderer: the murderer shall surely 
be put to death. {35:19} The revenger of blood himself shall 
slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him. 
{35:20} But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by 
laying of wait, that he die; {35:21} Or in enmity smite him 
with his hand, that he die: he that smote [him] shall surely 
be put to death; [for] he [is] a murderer: the revenger of 
blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him. 
{35:22} But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or 
have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait, 
{35:23} Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, 
seeing [him] not, and cast [it] upon him, that he die, and 
[was] not his enemy, neither sought his harm: {35:24} Then 
the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the 
revenger of blood according to these judgments: {35:25} 
And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand 
of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore 
him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he 
shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was 
anointed with the holy oil. {35:26} But if the slayer shall at 
any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, 
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find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and 
the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty 
of blood: {35:28} Because he should have remained in the 
city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after 
the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the 
land of his possession. {35:29} So these [things] shall be for 
a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations 
in all your dwellings. {35:30} Whoso killeth any person, the 
murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: 
but one witness shall not testify against any person [to cause 
him] to die. {35:31} Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction 
for the life of a murderer, which [is] guilty of death: but he 
shall be surely put to death. {35:32} And ye shall take no 
satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that 
he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of 
the priest. {35:33} So ye shall not pollute the land wherein 
ye [are:] for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot 
be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the 
blood of him that shed it. {35:34} Defile not therefore the 
land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the 
LORD dwell among the children of Israel. 

{36:1} And the chief fathers of the families of the 
children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, 
of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake 
before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of 
the children of Israel: {36:2} And they said, The LORD 
commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by 
lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by 
the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother 
unto his daughters. {36:3} And if they be married to any of 
the sons of the [other] tribes of the children of Israel, then 
shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our 
fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe 
whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the 
lot of our inheritance. {36:4} And when the jubile of the 
children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put 
unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are 
received: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the 
inheritance of the tribe of our fathers. {36:5} And Moses 
commanded the children of Israel according to the word of 
the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said 
well. {36:6} This is the thing which the LORD doth 
command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 
Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family 
of the tribe of their father shall they marry. {36:7} So shall 
not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from 
tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall 
keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 
{36:8} And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance 
in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one 
of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of 
Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers. 
{36:9} Neither shall the inheritance remove from [one] tribe 
to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children 
of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance. {36:10} 
Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters 
of Zelophehad: {36:11} For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, 
and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were 
married unto their father's brothers' sons: {36:12} [And] 
they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh 
the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe 
of the family of their father. {36:13} These [are] the 
commandments and the judgments, which the LORD 
commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of 
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The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy 



{1:1} These [be] the words which Moses spake unto all 
Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over 
against the Red [sea,] between Paran, and Tophel, and 
Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. {1:2} ([There are] 
eleven days' [journey] from Horeb by the way of mount 
Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) {1:3} And it came to pass in the 
fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first [day] of the 
month, [that] Moses spake unto the children of Israel, 
according unto all that the LORD had given him in 
commandment unto them; {1:4} After he had slain Sihon 
the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og 
the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei: {1:5} 
On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to 
declare this law, saying, {1:6} The LORD our God spake 
unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this 
mount: {1:7} Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the 
mount of the Amorites, and unto all [the places] nigh 
thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in 
the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, 
and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates. 
{1:8} Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and 
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their 
seed after them. 

{1:9} And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not 
able to bear you myself alone: {1:10} The LORD your God 
hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the 
stars of heaven for multitude. {1:11} (The LORD God of 
your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye 
[are,] and bless you, as he hath promised you!) {1:12} How 
can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, 
and your strife? {1:13} Take you wise men, and 
understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will 
make them rulers over you. {1:14} And ye answered me, 
and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good [for us] 
to do. {1:15} So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, 
and known, and made them heads over you, captains over 
thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over 
fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your 
tribes. {1:16} And I charged your judges at that time, 
saying, Hear [the causes] between your brethren, and judge 
righteously between [every] man and his brother, and the 
stranger [that is] with him. {1:17} Ye shall not respect 
persons in judgment; [but ]ye shall hear the small as well as 
the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the 
judgment [is ]God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, 
bring [it ]unto me, and I will hear it. {1:18} And I 
commanded you at that time all the things which ye should 
do. 

{1:19} And when we departed from Horeb, we went 
through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw 
by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD 
our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. 
{ 1:20} And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain 
of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto 
us. {1:21} Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land 
before thee: go up [and] possess [it,] as the LORD God of 
thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be 
discouraged. 

{ 1 :22 } And ye came near unto me every one of you, and 
said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us 
out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must 



go up, and into what cities we shall come. {1:23} and the 
saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one 
of a tribe: {1:24} And they turned and went up into the 
mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched 
it out. { 1:25} And they took of the fruit of the land in their 
hands, and brought [it] down unto us, and brought us word 
again, and said, [It is] a good land which the LORD our 
God doth give us. {1:26} Notwithstanding ye would not go 
up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD 
your God: {1:27} And ye murmured in your tents, and said, 
Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of 
the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the 
Amorites, to destroy us. {1:28} Whither shall we go up? our 
brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people [is] 
greater and taller than we; the cities [are] great and walled 
up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the 
Anakims there. {1:29} Then I said unto you, Dread not, 
neither be afraid of them. {1:30} The LORD your God 
which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to 
all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; {1:31} 
And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the 
LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all 
the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. {1:32} 
Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, 
{ 1:33} Who went in the way before you, to search you out a 
place to pitch your tents [in,] in fire by night, to shew you 
by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. {1:34} 
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was 
wroth, and sware, saying, {1:35} Surely there shall not one 
of these men of this evil generation see that good land, 
which I sware to give unto your fathers, {1:36} Save Caleb 
the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give 
the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, 
because he hath wholly followed the LORD. {1:37} Also 
the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou 
also shalt not go in thither. {1:38} [But] Joshua the son of 
Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: 
encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. {1:39} 
Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, 
and your children, which in that day had no knowledge 
between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto 
them will I give it, and they shall possess it. {1:40} But [as 
for] you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness 
by the way of the Red sea. {1:41} Then ye answered and 
said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will 
go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God 
commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his 
weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill. { 1 :42 } 
And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, 
neither fight; for I [am] not among you; lest ye be smitten 
before your enemies. {1:43} So I spake unto you; and ye 
would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of 
the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill. 
{1:44} And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, 
came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and 
destroyed you in Seir, [even] unto Hormah. { 1:45} And ye 
returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would 
not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you. {1:46} So 
ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that 
ye abode [there. 

]{2:1} Then we turned, and took our journey into the 
wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake 
unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. {2:2} 
And the LORD spake unto me, saying, {2:3} Ye have 
compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. 
{2:4} And command thou the people, saying, Ye [are] to 
pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, 
which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye 



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good heed unto yourselves therefore: {2:5} Meddle not with 
them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much 
as a footbreadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau 
[for] a possession. {2:6} Ye shall buy meat of them for 
money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them 
for money, that ye may drink. {2:7} For the LORD thy God 
hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth 
thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years 
the LORD thy God [hath been] with thee; thou hast lacked 
nothing. {2:8} And when we passed by from our brethren 
the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way 
of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned 
and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. {2:9} 
And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, 
neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee 
of their land [for] a possession; because I have given Ar 
unto the children of Lot [for] a possession. {2:10} The 
Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and 
many, and tall, as the Anakims; {2:11} Which also were 
accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call 
them Emims. {2:12} The Horims also dwelt in Seir 
beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when 
they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in 
their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, 
which the LORD gave unto them. {2:13} Now rise up, [said 
I,] and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the 
brook Zered. {2:14} And the space in which we came from 
Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, 
[was] thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the 
men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the 
LORD sware unto them. {2:15} For indeed the hand of the 
LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the 
host, until they were consumed. 

{2:16} So it came to pass, when all the men of war were 
consumed and dead from among the people, {2:17} That 
the LORD spake unto me, saying, {2:18} Thou art to pass 
over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day: {2:19} And 
[when] thou comest nigh over against the children of 
Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will 
not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon [any] 
possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot 
[for] a possession. {2:20} (That also was accounted a land 
of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the 
Ammonites call them Zamzummims; {2:21} A people 
great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD 
destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and 
dwelt in their stead: {2:22} As he did to the children of 
Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims 
from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in 
their stead even unto this day: {2:23} And the Avims which 
dwelt in Hazerim, [even] unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, 
which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt 
in their stead.) 

{2:24} Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the 
river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the 
Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess 
[it,] and contend with him in battle. {2:25} This day will I 
begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the 
nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who shall hear 
report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because 
of thee. 

{2:26} And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of 
Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of 
peace, saying, {2:27} Let me pass through thy land: I will 
go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right 
hand nor to the left. {2:28} Thou shalt sell me meat for 



money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I 
may drink: only I will pass through on my feet; {2:29} (As 
the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites 
which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over 
Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us. 
{2:30} But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by 
him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made 
his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, 
as [appeareth] this day. {2:31} And the LORD said unto 
me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before 
thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land. 
{2:32} Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his 
people, to fight at Jahaz. {2:33} And the LORD our God 
delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, 
and all his people. {2:34} And we took all his cities at that 
time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the 
little ones, of every city, we left none to remain: {2:35} 
Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the 
spoil of the cities which we took. {2:36} From Aroer, which 
[is] by the brink of the river of Arnon, and [from] the city 
that [is] by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one 
city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto 
us: {2:37} Only unto the land of the children of Ammon 
thou earnest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, 
[nor] unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever 
the LORD our God forbad us. 

{3:1} Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: 
and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all 
his people, to battle at Edrei. {3:2} And the LORD said 
unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his 
people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto 
him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which 
dwelt at Heshbon. {3:3} So the LORD our God delivered 
into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his 
people: and we smote him until none was left to him 
remaining. {3:4} And we took all his cities at that time, 
there was not a city which we took not from them, 
threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og 
in Bashan. {3:5} All these cities [were] fenced with high 
walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. 
{3:6} And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon 
king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and 
children, of every city. {3:7} But all the cattle, and the spoil 
of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. {3:8} And we 
took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the 
Amorites the land that [was] on this side Jordan, from the 
river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; {3:9} ([Which] 
Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it 
Shenir;) {3:10} All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, 
and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the 
kingdom of Og in Bashan. {3:11} For only Og king of 
Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his 
bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the 
children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and 
four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. {3:12} 
And this land, [which] we possessed at that time, from 
Aroer, which [is] by the river Arnon, and half mount 
Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites 
and to the Gadites. {3:13} And the rest of Gilead, and all 
Bashan, [being] the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half 
tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, 
which was called the land of giants. {3:14} Jair the son of 
Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of 
Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own 
name, Bashan- havoth-jair, unto this day. {3:15} And I gave 
Gilead unto Machir. {3:16} And unto the Reubenites and 
unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river 
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Jabbok, [which is] the border of the children of Ammon; 
{3:17} The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast [thereof,] 
from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, [even] the 
salt sea, under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward. 

{3:18} And I commanded you at that time, saying, The 
LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye 
shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of 
Israel, all [that are] meet for the war. {3:19} But your 
wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, ([for] I know 
that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I 
have given you; {3:20} Until the LORD have given rest 
unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and [until] they also 
possess the land which the LORD your God hath given 
them beyond Jordan: and [then] shall ye return every man 
unto his possession, which I have given you. 

{3:21} And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, 
Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done 
unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the 
kingdoms whither thou passest. {3:22} Ye shall not fear 
them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you. {3:23} 
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, {3:24} O 
Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy 
greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God [is there] in 
heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and 
according to thy might? {3:25} I pray thee, let me go over, 
and see the good land that [is] beyond Jordan, that goodly 
mountain, and Lebanon. {3:26} But the LORD was wroth 
with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the 
LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto 
me of this matter. {3:27} Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, 
and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and 
southward, and eastward, and behold [it] with thine eyes: 
for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. {3:28} But charge 
Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall 
go over before this people, and he shall cause them to 
inherit the land which thou shalt see. {3:29} So we abode in 
the valley over against Beth- peor. 

{4:1} Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes 
and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do [them,] 
that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the 
LORD God of your fathers giveth you. {4:2} Ye shall not 
add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye 
diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the 
commandments of the LORD your God which I command 
you. {4:3} Your eyes have seen what the LORD did 
because of Baal -peor: for all the men that followed Baal- 
peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among 
you. {4:4} But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God 
[are] alive every one of you this day. {4:5} Behold, I have 
taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my 
God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land 
whither ye go to possess it. {4:6} Keep therefore and do 
[them;] for this [is] your wisdom and your understanding in 
the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, 
and say, Surely this great nation [is] a wise and 
understanding people. {4:7} For what nation [is there so] 
great, who [hath] God [so] nigh unto them, as the LORD 
our God [is] in all [things that] we call upon him [for? 
]{4:8} And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes 
and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set 
before you this day? {4:9} Only take heed to thyself, and 
keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which 
thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all 
the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' 
sons; {4:10} [Specially] the day that thou stoodest before 
the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, 



Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear 
my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that 
they shall live upon the earth, and [that] they may teach 
their children. {4:1 1 } And ye came near and stood under the 
mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst 
of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 
{4:12} And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of 
the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no 
similitude; only [ye heard] a voice. {4:13} And he declared 
unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to 
perform, [even] ten commandments; and he wrote them 
upon two tables of stone. 

{4:14} And the LORD commanded me at that time to 
teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in 
the land whither ye go over to possess it. {4:15} Take ye 
therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner 
of similitude on the day [that] the LORD spake unto you in 
Horeb out of the midst of the fire: {4:16} Lest ye corrupt 
[yourselves,] and make you a graven image, the similitude 
of any figure, the likeness of male or female, {4:17} The 
likeness of any beast that [is] on the earth, the likeness of 
any winged fowl that flieth in the air, {4:18} The likeness 
of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any 
fish that [is] in the waters beneath the earth: {4:19} And lest 
thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the 
sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the host of 
heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve 
them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all 
nations under the whole heaven. {4:20} But the LORD hath 
taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, 
[even] out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, 
as [ye are] this day. {4:21} Furthermore the LORD was 
angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not 
go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good 
land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an 
inheritance: {4:22} But I must die in this land, I must not go 
over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good 
land. {4:23} Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the 
covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, 
and make you a graven image, [or] the likeness of any 
[thing,] which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. 
{4:24} For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] 
a jealous God. 

{4:25} When thou shalt beget children, and children's 
children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and 
shall corrupt [yourselves,] and make a graven image, [or] 
the likeness of any [thing,] and shall do evil in the sight of 
the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: {4:26} I call 
heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye 
shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go 
over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong [your] days 
upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. {4:27} And the 
LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be 
left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD 
shall lead you. {4:28} And there ye shall serve gods, the 
work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, 
nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. {4:29} But if from thence thou 
shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find [him,] if thou 
seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. {4:30} 
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come 
upon thee, [even] in the latter days, if thou turn to the 
LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 
{4:31 } (For the LORD thy God [is] a merciful God;) he will 
not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the 
covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. {4:32} 
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before 
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[ask] from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether 
there hath been [any such thing] as this great thing [is,] or 
hath been heard like it? {4:33} Did [ever] people hear the 
voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou 
hast heard, and live? {4:34} Or hath God assayed to go 
[and] take him a nation from the midst of another [nation,] 
by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and 
by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great 
terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for 
you in Egypt before your eyes? {4:35} Unto thee it was 
shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he [is] 
God; [there is] none else beside him. {4:36} Out of heaven 
he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: 
and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou 
heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. {4:37} And 
because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed 
after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty 
power out of Egypt; {4:38} To drive out nations from 
before thee greater and mightier than thou [art,] to bring 
thee in, to give thee their land [for] an inheritance, as [it is] 
this day. {4:39} Know therefore this day, and consider [it] 
in thine heart, that the LORD he [is] God in heaven above, 
and upon the earth beneath: [there is] none else. {4:40} 
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his 
commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may 
go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that 
thou mayest prolong [thy] days upon the earth, which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. 

{4:41} Then Moses severed three cities on this side 
Jordan toward the sunrising; {4:42} That the slayer might 
flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and 
hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of 
these cities he might live: {4:43} [Namely,] Bezer in the 
wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and 
Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of 
the Manassites. 

{4:44} And this is the law which Moses set before the 
children of Israel: {4:45} These [are] the testimonies, and 
the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the 
children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt, {4:46} 
On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in 
the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at 
Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, 
after they were come forth out of Egypt: {4:47} And they 
possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two 
kings of the Amorites, which [were] on this side Jordan 
toward the sunrising; {4:48} From Aroer, which [is] by the 
bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which [is] 
Hermon, {4:49} And all the plain on this side Jordan 
eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs 
of Pisgah. 

{5:1} And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, 
Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in 
your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do 
them. {5:2} The LORD our God made a covenant with us 
in Horeb. {5:3} The LORD made not this covenant with our 
fathers, but with us, [even] us, who [are] all of us here alive 
this day. {5:4} The LORD talked with you face to face in 
the mount out of the midst of the fire, {5:5} (I stood 
between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the 
word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, 
and went not up into the mount;) saying, 

{5:6} I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out 
of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. {5:7} 
Thou shalt have none other gods before me. {5:8} Thou 



shalt not make thee [any] graven image, [or] any likeness 
[of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the 
earth beneath, or that [is] in the waters beneath the earth: 
{5:9} Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve 
them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting 
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third 
and fourth [generation] of them that hate me, {5:10} And 
shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and 
keep my commandments. {5:11} Thou shalt not take the 
name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not 
hold [him] guiltless that taketh his name in vain. {5:12} 
Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God 
hath commanded thee. {5:13} Six days thou shalt labour, 
and do all thy work: {5:14} But the seventh day [is] the 
sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any 
work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy 
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine 
ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within 
thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest 
as well as thou. {5:15} And remember that thou wast a 
servant in the land of Egypt, and [that] the LORD thy God 
brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a 
stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded 
thee to keep the sabbath day. 

{5:16} Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD 
thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be 
prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land 
which the LORD thy God giveth thee. {5:17} Thou shalt 
not kill. {5:18} Neither shalt thou commit adultery. {5:19} 
Neither shalt thou steal. {5:20} Neither shalt thou bear false 
witness against thy neighbour. {5:21} Neither shalt thou 
desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy 
neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his 
maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any [thing] that [is] thy 
neighbour's. 

{5:22} These words the LORD spake unto all your 
assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the 
cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he 
added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, 
and delivered them unto me. {5:23} And it came to pass, 
when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, 
(for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto 
me, [even] all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 
{5:24} And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath 
shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard 
his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day 
that God doth talk with man, and he liveth. {5:25} Now 
therefore why should we die? for this great fire will 
consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any 
more, then we shall die. {5:26} For who [is there of] all 
flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking 
out of the midst of the fire, as we [have,] and lived? {5:27} 
Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: 
and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall 
speak unto thee; and we will hear [it,] and do [it. ]{5:28} 
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye 
spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard 
the voice of the words of this people, which they have 
spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have 
spoken. {5:29} O that there were such an heart in them, that 
they would fear me, and keep all my commandments 
always, that it might be well with them, and with their 
children for ever! {5:30} Go say to them, Get you into your 
tents again. {5:31} But as for thee, stand thou here by me, 
and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the 
statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, 
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possess it. {5:32} Ye shall observe to do therefore as the 
LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn 
aside to the right hand or to the left. {5:33} Ye shall walk in 
all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded 
you, that ye may live, and [that it may be] well with you, 
and [that] ye may prolong [your] days in the land which ye 
shall possess. 

{6:1} Now these [are] the commandments, the statutes, 
and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded 
to teach you, that ye might do [them] in the land whither ye 
go to possess it: {6:2} That thou mightest fear the LORD 
thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, 
which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's 
son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be 
prolonged. 

{6:3} Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it;] that 
it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, 
as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the 
land that floweth with milk and honey. {6:4} Hear, O Israel: 
The LORD our God [is] one LORD: {6:5} And thou shalt 
love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy 
soul, and with all thy might. {6:6} And these words, which 
I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: {6:7} And 
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt 
talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou 
walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when 
thou risest up. {6:8} And thou shalt bind them for a sign 
upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine 
eyes. {6:9} And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy 
house, and on thy gates. {6:10} And it shall be, when the 
LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which 
he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to 
Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou 
buildedst not, {6:11} And houses full of all good [things,] 
which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou 
diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst 
not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; {6:12} [Then] 
beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth 
out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. {6:13} 
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt 
swear by his name. {6:14} Ye shall not go after other gods, 
of the gods of the people which [are] round about you; 
{6:15} (For the LORD thy God [is] a jealous God among 
you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against 
thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth. 

{6:16} Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye 
tempted [him] in Massah. {6:17} Ye shall diligently keep 
the commandments of the LORD your God, and his 
testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded 
thee. {6:18} And thou shalt do [that which is] right and 
good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with 
thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land 
which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, {6:19} To cast out 
all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath 
spoken. {6:20} [And] when thy son asketh thee in time to 
come, saying, What [mean] the testimonies, and the statutes, 
and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath 
commanded you? {6:21} Then thou shalt say unto thy son, 
We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD 
brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: {6:22} And the 
LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon 
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before 
our eyes: {6:23} And he brought us out from thence, that he 
might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto 
our fathers. {6:24} And the LORD commanded us to do all 
these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good 



always, that he might preserve us alive, as [it is] at this day. 
{6:25} And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to 
do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as 
he hath commanded us. 

{7:1} When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the 
land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many 
nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the 
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the 
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and 
mightier than thou; {7:2} And when the LORD thy God 
shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, [and] 
utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with 
them, nor shew mercy unto them: {7:3} Neither shalt thou 
make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give 
unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 
{7:4} For they will turn away thy son from following me, 
that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the 
LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. 
{7:5} But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy 
their altars, and break down their images, and cut down 
their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. {7:6} 
For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the 
LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto 
himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the 
earth. {7:7} The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor 
choose you, because ye were more in number than any 
people; for ye [were] the fewest of all people: {7:8} But 
because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep 
the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the 
LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed 
you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh 
king of Egypt. {7:9} Know therefore that the LORD thy 
God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant 
and mercy with them that love him and keep his 
commandments to a thousand generations; {7:10} And 
repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: 
he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay 
him to his face. {7:11} Thou shalt therefore keep the 
commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which 
I command thee this day, to do them. 

{7:12} Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to 
these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy 
God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which 
he sware unto thy fathers: {7:13} And he will love thee, and 
bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of 
thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, 
and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy 
sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give 
thee. {7:14} Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there 
shall not be male or female barren among you, or among 
your cattle. {7:15} And the LORD will take away from thee 
all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, 
which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all 
[them] that hate thee. {7:16} And thou shalt consume all the 
people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine 
eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve 
their gods; for that [will be] a snare unto thee. {7:17} If 
thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations [are] more than 
I; how can I dispossess them? {7:18} Thou shalt not be 
afraid of them: [but] shalt well remember what the LORD 
thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; {7:19} The 
great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and 
the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out 
arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall 
the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art 
afraid. {7:20} Moreover the LORD thy God will send the 
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themselves from thee, be destroyed. {7:21} Thou shalt not 
be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God [is] among 
you, a mighty God and terrible. {7:22} And the LORD thy 
God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: 
thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the 
field increase upon thee. {7:23} But the LORD thy God 
shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a 
mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. {7:24} And he 
shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt 
destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man 
be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. 
{7:25} The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with 
fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, 
nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] 
an abomination to the LORD thy God. {7:26} Neither shalt 
thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a 
cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and 
thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing. 

{8:1} All the commandments which I command thee this 
day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, 
and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto 
your fathers. {8:2} And thou shalt remember all the way 
which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the 
wilderness, to humble thee, [and] to prove thee, to know 
what [was] in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his 
commandments, or no. {8:3} And he humbled thee, and 
suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which 
thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he 
might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, 
but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the 
LORD doth man live. {8:4} Thy raiment waxed not old 
upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. 
{8:5} Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man 
chasteneth his son, [so] the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. 
{8:6} Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the 
LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. {8:7} 
For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a 
land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring 
out of valleys and hills; {8:8} A land of wheat, and barley, 
and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil 
olive, and honey; {8:9} A land wherein thou shalt eat bread 
without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any [thing] in it; a 
land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou 
mayest dig brass. {8:10} When thou hast eaten and art full, 
then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land 
which he hath given thee. {8:11} Beware that thou forget 
not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, 
and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee 
this day: {8:12} Lest [when] thou hast eaten and art full, 
and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein; ]{8: 13} 
And [when] thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy 
silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is 
multiplied; {8:14} Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou 
forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of 
the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; {8:15} Who 
led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, [wherein 
were] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where 
[there was] no water; who brought thee forth water out of 
the rock of flint; {8:16} Who fed thee in the wilderness with 
manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble 
thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy 
latter end; {8:17} And thou say in thine heart, My power 
and the might of [mine] hand hath gotten me this wealth. 
{8:18} But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it 
is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may 
establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as 
[it is] this day. {8:19} And it shall be, if thou do at all forget 
the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve 



them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that 
ye shall surely perish. {8:20} As the nations which the 
LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; 
because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the 
LORD your God. 

{9:1} Hear, O Israel: Thou [art] to pass over Jordan this 
day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than 
thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, {9:2} A people 
great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou 
knowest, and [of whom] thou hast heard [say,] Who can 
stand before the children of Anak! {9:3} Understand 
therefore this day, that the LORD thy God [is] he which 
goeth over before thee; [as] a consuming fire he shall 
destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: 
so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as 
the LORD hath said unto thee. {9:4} Speak not thou in 
thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out 
from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD 
hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the 
wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out 
from before thee. {9:5} Not for thy righteousness, or for the 
uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their 
land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy 
God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may 
perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. {9:6} Understand therefore, that 
the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess 
it for thy righteousness; for thou [art] a stiffnecked people. 

{9:7} Remember, [and] forget not, how thou provokedst 
the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day 
that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came 
unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD. 
{9:8} Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so 
that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you. 
{9:9} When I was gone up into the mount to receive the 
tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant which the 
LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days 
and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water: 
{9:10} And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of 
stone written with the finger of God; and on them [was 
written] according to all the words, which the LORD spake 
with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day 
of the assembly. {9:11} And it came to pass at the end of 
forty days and forty nights, [that] the LORD gave me the 
two tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant. 
{9:12} And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down 
quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought 
forth out of Egypt have corrupted [themselves;] they are 
quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded 
them; they have made them a molten image. {9:13} 
Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen 
this people, and, behold, it [is] a stiffnecked people: {9:14} 
Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their 
name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation 
mightier and greater than they. {9:15} So I turned and came 
down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and 
the two tables of the covenant [were] in my two hands. 
{9:16} And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the 
LORD your God, [and] had made you a molten calf: ye had 
turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had 
commanded you. {9:17} And I took the two tables, and cast 
them out of my two hands, and brake them before your 
eyes. {9:18} And I fell down before the LORD, as at the 
first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor 
drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in 
doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to 
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displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to 
destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time 
also. {9:20} And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to 
have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same 
time. {9:21} And I took your sin, the calf which ye had 
made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, [and] ground 
[it] very small, [even] until it was as small as dust: and I 
cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the 
mount. {9:22} And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at 
Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath. {9:23} 
Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, 
saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; 
then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD 
your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his 
voice. {9:24} Ye have been rebellious against the LORD 
from the day that I knew you. {9:25} Thus I fell down 
before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down 
[at the first;] because the LORD had said he would destroy 
you. {9:26} I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O 
Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, 
which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which 
thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 
{9:27} Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; 
look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their 
wickedness, nor to their sin: {9:28} Lest the land whence 
thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able 
to bring them into the land which he promised them, and 
because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay 
them in the wilderness. {9:29} Yet they [are] thy people and 
thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty 
power and by thy stretched out arm. 

{10:1} At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee 
two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me 
into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. { 10:2} And I 
will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables 
which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. 
{10:3} And I made an ark [of] shittim wood, and hewed 
two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the 
mount, having the two tables in mine hand. {10:4} And he 
wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten 
commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the 
mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the 
assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. {10:5} And I 
turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the 
tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the 
LORD commanded me. 

{10:6} And the children of Israel took their journey from 
Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron 
died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son 
ministered in the priest's office in his stead. {10:7} From 
thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah 
to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. 

{10:8} At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, 
to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before 
the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, 
unto this day. {10:9} Wherefore Levi hath no part nor 
inheritance with his brethren; the LORD [is] his inheritance, 
according as the LORD thy God promised him. {10:10} 
And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty 
days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at 
that time also, [and] the LORD would not destroy thee. 
{10:11} And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take [thy] 
journey before the people, that they may go in and possess 
the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. 

{10:12} And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God 



require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all 
his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God 
with all thy heart and with all thy soul, {10:13} To keep the 
commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I 
command thee this day for thy good? {10:14} Behold, the 
heaven and the heaven of heavens [is] the LORD'S thy 
God, the earth [also,] with all that therein [is. ]{ 10:15} Only 
the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he 
chose their seed after them, [even] you above all people, as 
[it is] this day. {10:16} Circumcise therefore the foreskin of 
your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. {10:17} For the 
LORD your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great 
God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, 
nor taketh reward: {10:18} He doth execute the judgment of 
the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving 
him food and raiment. {10:19} Love ye therefore the 
stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. { 10:20} 
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, 
and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. 
{10:21} He [is] thy praise, and he [is] thy God, that hath 
done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine 
eyes have seen. {10:22} Thy fathers went down into Egypt 
with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy 
God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude. 

{11:1} Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and 
keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his 
commandments, alway. {11:2} And know ye this day: for [I 
speak] not with your children which have not known, and 
which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your 
God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out 
arm, {11:3} And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in 
the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto 
all his land; {11:4} And what he did unto the army of 
Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made 
the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued 
after you, and [how] the LORD hath destroyed them unto 
this day; {11:5} And what he did unto you in the 
wilderness, until ye came into this place; {11:6} And what 
he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son 
of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed 
them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the 
substance that [was] in their possession, in the midst of all 
Israel: {11:7} But your eyes have seen all the great acts of 
the LORD which he did. {11:8} Therefore shall ye keep all 
the commandments which I command you this day, that ye 
may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye 
go to possess it; {11:9} And that ye may prolong [your] 
days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers 
to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with 
milk and honey. 

{11:10} For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, 
[is] not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, 
where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst [it] with thy 
foot, as a garden of herbs: {11:11} But the land, whither ye 
go to possess it, [is] a land of hills [and] valleys, and 
drinketh water of the rain of heaven: {11:12} A land which 
the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy 
God [are] always upon it, from the beginning of the year 
even unto the end of the year. 

{11:13} And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken 
diligently unto my commandments which I command you 
this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with 
all your heart and with all your soul, {11:14} That I will 
give [you] the rain of your land in his due season, the first 
rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, 
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thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. 
{11:16} Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not 
deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and 
worship them; {11:17} And [then] the LORD'S wrath be 
kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be 
no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and [lest] ye 
perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD 
giveth you. 

{11:18} Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your 
heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your 
hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. 
{11:19} And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of 
them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou 
walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou 
risest up. {11:20} And thou shalt write them upon the door 
posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: {11:21} That your 
days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in 
the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give 
them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. 

{11:22} For if ye shall diligently keep all these 
commandments which I command you, to do them, to love 
the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave 
unto him; {11:23} Then will the LORD drive out all these 
nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater 
nations and mightier than yourselves. {11:24} Every place 
whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: 
from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river 
Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. 
{11:25} There shall no man be able to stand before you: 
[for] the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the 
dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he 
hath said unto you. 

{11:26} Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a 
curse; {11:27} A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of 
the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 
{11:28} And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments 
of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which 
I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye 
have not known. { 1 1:29} And it shall come to pass, when 
the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land 
whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the 
blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount 
Ebal. {11:30} [Are] they not on the other side Jordan, by 
the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the 
Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against 
Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh? {11:31} For ye shall 
pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the 
LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and 
dwell therein. {11:32} And ye shall observe to do all the 
statutes and judgments which I set before you this day. 

{12:1} These [are] the statutes and judgments, which ye 
shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy 
fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live 
upon the earth. {12:2} Ye shall utterly destroy all the 
places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served 
their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and 
under every green tree: {12:3} And ye shall overthrow their 
altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with 
fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, 
and destroy the names of them out of that place. { 12:4} Ye 
shall not do so unto the LORD your God. {12:5} But unto 
the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all 
your tribes to put his name there, [even] unto his habitation 
shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: {12:6} And 
thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your 



sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, 
and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the 
firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: { 12:7} And there 
ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice 
in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, 
wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. {12:8} Ye 
shall not do after all [the things] that we do here this day, 
every man whatsoever [is] right in his own eyes. {12:9} For 
ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, 
which the LORD your God giveth you. {12:10} But [when] 
ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD 
your God giveth you to inherit, and [when] he giveth you 
rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in 
safety; {12:11} Then there shall be a place which the 
LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell 
there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your 
burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the 
heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows 
which ye vow unto the LORD: { 12:12} And ye shall rejoice 
before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your 
daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, 
and the Levite that [is] within your gates; forasmuch as he 
hath no part nor inheritance with you. { 12:13} Take heed to 
thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place 
that thou seest: {12:14} But in the place which the LORD 
shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy 
burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command 
thee. {12:15} Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat 
flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, 
according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he 
hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, 
as of the roebuck, and as of the hart. { 12:16} Only ye shall 
not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. 

{12:17} Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of 
thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy 
herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou 
vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine 
hand: { 12:18} But thou must eat them before the LORD thy 
God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, 
thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, 
and thy maidservant, and the Levite that [is] within thy 
gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all 
that thou puttest thine hands unto. {12:19} Take heed to 
thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest 
upon the earth. 

{12:20} When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy 
border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will 
eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest 
eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. {12:21} If the 
place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name 
there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd 
and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have 
commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever 
thy soul lusteth after. {12:22} Even as the roebuck and the 
hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the 
clean shall eat [of] them alike. {12:23} Only be sure that 
thou eat not the blood: for the blood [is] the life; and thou 
mayest not eat the life with the flesh. {12:24} Thou shalt 
not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water. { 12:25} 
Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with 
thy children after thee, when thou shalt do [that which is] 
right in the sight of the LORD. {12:26} Only thy holy 
things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and 
go unto the place which the LORD shall choose: {12:27} 
And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the 
blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood 
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LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. {12:28} 
Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, 
that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after 
thee for ever, when thou doest [that which is] good and right 
in the sight of the LORD thy God. 

{ 12:29} When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations 
from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and 
thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; {12:30} 
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following 
them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that 
thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these 
nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. { 12:31} 
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every 
abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done 
unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they 
have burnt in the fire to their gods. {12:32} What thing 
soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add 
thereto, nor diminish from it. 

{ 13: 1 } If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of 
dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, {13:2} And the 
sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto 
thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not 
known, and let us serve them; {13:3} Thou shalt not 
hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of 
dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know 
whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and 
with all your soul. {13:4} Ye shall walk after the LORD 
your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and 
obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 
{ 13:5 } And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be 
put to death; because he hath spoken to turn [you] away 
from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the 
land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of 
bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy 
God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil 
away from the midst of thee. 

{13:6} If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or 
thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which 
[is] as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go 
and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor 
thy fathers; {13:7} [Namely,] of the gods of the people 
which [are] round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from 
thee, from the [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] 
end of the earth; {13:8} Thou shalt not consent unto him, 
nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, 
neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 
{13:9} But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be 
first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand 
of all the people. {13:10} And thou shalt stone him with 
stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee 
away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of 
the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. { 13: 1 1 } And 
all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such 
wickedness as this is among you. 

{13:12} If thou shalt hear [say] in one of thy cities, which 
the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, 
{13:13} [Certain] men, the children of Belial, are gone out 
from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of 
their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye 
have not known; {13:14} Then shalt thou enquire, and 
make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, [if it be] truth, 
[and] the thing certain, [that] such abomination is wrought 
among you; {13:15} Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants 
of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, 
and all that [is] therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge 



of the sword. {13:16} And thou shalt gather all the spoil of 
it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire 
the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD 
thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built 
again. {13:17} And there shall cleave nought of the cursed 
thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the 
fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have 
compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn 
unto thy fathers; {13:18} When thou shalt hearken to the 
voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments 
which I command thee this day, to do [that which is] right 
in the eyes of the LORD thy God. 

{14:1} Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: ye 
shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between 
your eyes for the dead. {14:2} for thou [art] an holy people 
unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to 
be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that 
[are] upon the earth. 

{14:3} Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. {14:4} 
These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, 
and the goat, {14:5} The hart, and the roebuck, and the 
fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild 
ox, and the chamois. {14:6} And every beast that parteth 
the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, [and] 
cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. {14:7} 
Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the 
cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; [as] the camel, 
and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but 
divide not the hoof; [therefore] they [are] unclean unto you. 
{14:8} And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet 
cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat 
of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase. 

{ 14:9} These ye shall eat of all that [are] in the waters: all 
that have fins and scales shall ye eat: {14:10} And 
whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it [is] 
unclean unto you. 

{14:11} [Of] all clean birds ye shall eat. {14:12} But 
these [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and 
ossifrage, and the ospray, {14:13} And the glede, and the 
kite, and the vulture after his kind, { 14:14} And every raven 
after his kind, {14:15} And the owl, and the night hawk, 
and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, {14:16} The 
little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, {14:17} And the 
pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant, {14:18} And 
the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and 
the bat. {14:19} And every creeping thing that flieth [is] 
unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. {14:20} [But of] 
all clean fowls ye may eat. 

{ 14:21 } Ye shall not eat [of] any thing that dieth of itself: 
thou shalt give it unto the stranger that [is] in thy gates, that 
he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou 
[art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not 
seethe a kid in his mother's milk. {14:22} Thou shalt truly 
tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth 
year by year. {14:23} And thou shalt eat before the LORD 
thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his 
name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine 
oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that 
thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. 
{ 14:24} And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art 
not able to carry it; [or] if the place be too far from thee, 
which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name 
there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: {14:25} 
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in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD 
thy God shall choose: {14:26} And thou shalt bestow that 
money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for 
sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy 
soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy 
God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, 
{14:27} And the Levite that [is] within thy gates; thou shalt 
not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with 
thee. 

{ 14:28} At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all 
the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay [it] up 
within thy gates: {14:29} And the Levite, (because he hath 
no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the 
fatherless, and the widow, which [are] within thy gates, 
shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD 
thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which 
thou doest. 

{15:1} At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make 
a release. {15:2} And this [is] the manner of the release: 
Every creditor that lendeth [ought] unto his neighbour shall 
release [it;] he shall not exact [it] of his neighbour, or of his 
brother; because it is called the LORD'S release. {15:3} Of 
a foreigner thou mayest exact [it again:] but [that] which is 
thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; {15:4} Save 
when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall 
greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God 
giveth thee [for] an inheritance to possess it: {15:5} Only if 
thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, 
to observe to do all these commandments which I command 
thee this day. {15:6} For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, 
as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, 
but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many 
nations,but they shall not reign over thee. 

{15:7} If there be among you a poor man of one of thy 
brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine 
heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: {15:8} But 
thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely 
lend him sufficient for his need, [in that] which he wanteth. 
{15:9} Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked 
heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at 
hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and 
thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against 
thee, and it be sin unto thee. {15:10} Thou shalt surely give 
him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest 
unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God 
shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest 
thine hand unto. {15:11} For the poor shall never cease out 
of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt 
open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to 
thy needy, in thy land. 

{15:12} [And] if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an 
Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; 
then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 
{15:13} And when thou sendest him out free from thee, 
thou shalt not let him go away empty: {15:14} Thou shalt 
furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, 
and out of thy winepress: [of that] wherewith the LORD thy 
God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. {15:15} 
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the 
land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: 
therefore I command thee this thing to day. {15:16} And it 
shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; 
because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well 
with thee; {15:17} Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust 



[it] through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant 
for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do 
likewise. {15:18} It shall not seem hard unto thee, when 
thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been 
worth a double hired servant [to thee,] in serving thee six 
years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that 
thou doest. 

{15:19} All the firstling males that come of thy herd and 
of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God: 
thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor 
shear the firstling of thy sheep. {15:20} Thou shalt eat [it] 
before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which 
the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household. {15:21} 
And if there be [any] blemish therein, [as if it be] lame, or 
blind, [or have] any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it 
unto the LORD thy God. {15:22} Thou shalt eat it within 
thy gates: the unclean and the clean [person shall eat it] 
alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. {15:23} Only thou 
shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the 
ground as water. 

{ 16:1 } Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover 
unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the 
LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. 
{16:2} Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the 
LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place 
which the LORD shall choose to place his name there. 
{16:3} Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days 
shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, [even] the bread 
of affliction; for thou earnest forth out of the land of Egypt 
in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou 
earnest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. 
{16:4} And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee 
in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there [any thing] of 
the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, 
remain all night until the morning. {16:5} Thou mayest not 
sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee: {16:6} But at the place which 
the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there 
thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down 
of the sun, at the season that thou earnest forth out of Egypt. 
{16:7} And thou shalt roast and eat [it] in the place which 
the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the 
morning, and go unto thy tents. {16:8} Six days thou shalt 
eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day [shall be] a 
solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no 
work [therein. 

] { 16:9} Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin 
to number the seven weeks from [such time as] thou 
beginnest [to put] the sickle to the corn. {16:10} And thou 
shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a 
tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt 
give [unto the LORD thy God,] according as the LORD thy 
God hath blessed thee: {16:11} And thou shalt rejoice 
before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy 
daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the 
Levite that [is] within thy gates, and the stranger, and the 
fatherless, and the widow, that [are] among you, in the place 
which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name 
there. {16:12} And thou shalt remember that thou wast a 
bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these 
statutes. 

{16:13} Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven 
days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: 
{16:14} And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy 
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maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, 
and the widow, that [are] within thy gates. {16:15} Seven 
days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God 
in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the 
LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in 
all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely 
rejoice. 

{16:16} Three times in a year shall all thy males appear 
before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall 
choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of 
weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not 
appear before the LORD empty: {16:17} Every man [shall 
give] as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD 
thy God which he hath given thee. 

{16:18} Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all 
thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout 
thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just 
judgment. {16:19} Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou 
shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth 
blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the 
righteous. {16:20} That which is altogether just shalt thou 
follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee. 

{16:21} Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees 
near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt 
make thee. {16:22} Neither shalt thou set thee up [any] 
image; which the LORD thy God hateth. 

{17:1} Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God 
[any] bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, [or] any 
evilfavouredness: for that [is] an abomination unto the 
LORD thy God. 

{17:2} If there be found among you, within any of thy 
gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, 
that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy 
God, in transgressing his covenant, {17:3} And hath gone 
and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, 
or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not 
commanded; { 17:4} And it be told thee, and thou hast heard 
[of it,] and enquired diligently, and, behold, [it be] true, 
[and] the thing certain, [that] such abomination is wrought 
in Israel: { 17:5} Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that 
woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy 
gates, [even] that man or that woman, and shalt stone them 
with stones, till they die. {17:6} At the mouth of two 
witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of 
death be put to death; [but] at the mouth of one witness he 
shall not be put to death. { 17:7} The hands of the witnesses 
shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward 
the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away 
from among you. 

{17:8} If there arise a matter too hard for thee in 
judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, 
and between stroke and stroke, [being] matters of 
controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get 
thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall 
choose; {17:9} And thou shalt come unto the priests the 
Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and 
enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment: 
{17:10} And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which 
they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew 
thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they 
inform thee: {17:11} According to the sentence of the law 
which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment 



which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not 
decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, [to] 
the right hand, nor [to] the left. {17:12} And the man that 
will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest 
that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or 
unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put 
away the evil from Israel. {17:13} And all the people shall 
hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. 

{17:14} When thou art come unto the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt 
dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as 
all the nations that [are] about me; {17:15} Thou shalt in 
any wise set [him] king over thee, whom the LORD thy 
God shall choose: [one] from among thy brethren shalt thou 
set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, 
which [is] not thy brother. { 17:16} But he shall not multiply 
horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to 
the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the 
LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no 
more that way. {17:17} Neither shall he multiply wives to 
himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly 
multiply to himself silver and gold. {17:18} And it shall be, 
when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall 
write him a copy of this law in a book out of [that which is] 
before the priests the Levites: {17:19} And it shall be with 
him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he 
may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words 
of this law and these statutes, to do them: {17:20} That his 
heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn 
not aside from the commandment, [to] the right hand, or [to] 
the left: to the end that he may prolong [his] days in his 
kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. 

{18:1} The priests the Levites, [and] all the tribe of Levi, 
shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat 
the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance. 
{18:2} Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their 
brethren: the LORD [is] their inheritance, as he hath said 
unto them. 

{18:3} And this shall be the priest's due from the people, 
from them that offer a sacrifice, whether [it be] ox or sheep; 
and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two 
cheeks, and the maw. {18:4} The firstfruit [also] of thy 
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece 
of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. {18:5} For the LORD thy 
God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to 
minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for 
ever. 

{ 18:6} And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of 
all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire 
of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose; 
{18:7} Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his 
God, as all his brethren the Levites [do,] which stand there 
before the LORD. {18:8} They shall have like portions to 
eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. 

{18:9} When thou art come into the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after 
the abominations of those nations. {18:10} There shall not 
be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his 
daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, 
[or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 
{ 18:11} Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or 
a wizard, or a necromancer. {18:12} For all that do these 
things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of 
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from before thee. {18:13} Thou shalt be perfect with the 
LORD thy God. { 18:14} For these nations, which thou shalt 
possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto 
diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not 
suffered thee so [to do. 

]{ 18:15} The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a 
Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto 
me; unto him ye shall hearken; {18:16} According to all 
that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the 
day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice 
of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any 
more, that I die not. {18:17} And the LORD said unto me, 
They have well [spoken that] which they have spoken. 
{18:18} I will raise them up a Prophet from among their 
brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his 
mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall 
command him. {18:19} And it shall come to pass, [that] 
whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall 
speak in my name, I will require [it] of him. {18:20} But 
the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my 
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that 
shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet 
shall die. {18:21} And if thou say in thine heart, How shall 
we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 
{18:22} When a prophet speaketh in the name of the 
LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] 
the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, [but] the 
prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be 
afraid of him. 

{ 19:1 } When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, 
whose land the LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou 
succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in their 
houses; {19:2} Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in 
the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee 
to possess it. {19:3} Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and 
divide the coasts of thy land, which the LORD thy God 
giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may 
flee thither. 

{ 19:4} And this [is] the case of the slayer, which shall flee 
thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour 
ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; { 19:5} As when 
a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, 
and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the 
tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon 
his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those 
cities, and live: { 19:6} Lest the avenger of the blood pursue 
the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because 
the way is long, and slay him; whereas he [was] not worthy 
of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. { 19:7} 
Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate 
three cities for thee. {19:8} And if the LORD thy God 
enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and 
give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy 
fathers; {19:9} If thou shalt keep all these commandments 
to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the 
LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt 
thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three: 
{19:10} That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which 
the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance, and [so] 
blood be upon thee. 

{ 19: 1 1 } But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait 
for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally 
that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: { 19:12} Then 
the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and 
deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he 



may die. {19:13} Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou 
shalt put away [the guilt of] innocent blood from Israel, that 
it may go well with thee. 

{19:14} Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, 
which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which 
thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth 
thee to possess it. 

{19:15} One witness shall not rise up against a man for 
any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the 
mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, 
shall the matter be established. 

{19:16} If a false witness rise up against any man to 
testify against him [that which is] wrong; {19:17} Then 
both the men, between whom the controversy [is,] shall 
stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, 
which shall be in those days; {19:18} And the judges shall 
make diligent inquisition: and, behold, [if] the witness [be] 
a false witness, [and] hath testified falsely against his 
brother; {19:19} Then shall ye do unto him, as he had 
thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the 
evil away from among you. {19:20} And those which 
remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no 
more any such evil among you. { 19:21 } And thine eye shall 
not pity; [but] life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for 
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. 

{20:1} When thou goest out to battle against thine 
enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, [and] a people more 
than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God [is] 
with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 
{20:2} And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the 
battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the 
people, {20:3} And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye 
approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not 
your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye 
terrified because of them; {20:4} For the LORD your God 
[is] he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your 
enemies, to save you. 

{20:5} And the officers shall speak unto the people, 
saying, What man [is there] that hath built a new house, and 
hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest 
he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. {20:6} And 
what man [is he] that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not 
[yet] eaten of it? let him [also] go and return unto his house, 
lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it. {20:7} 
And what man [is there] that hath betrothed a wife, and hath 
not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he 
die in the battle, and another man take her. {20:8} And the 
officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall 
say, What man [is there that is] fearful and fainthearted? let 
him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart 
faint as well as his heart. {20:9} And it shall be, when the 
officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that 
they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people. 

{20:10} When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight 
against it, then proclaim peace unto it. {20:11} And it shall 
be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then 
it shall be, [that] all the people [that is] found therein shall 
be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. {20:12} 
And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war 
against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: {20:13} And when 
the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou 
shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: 
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and all that is in the city, [even] all the spoil thereof, shalt 
thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine 
enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 
{20:15} Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities [which are] 
very far off from thee, which [are] not of the cities of these 
nations. {20:16} But of the cities of these people, which the 
LORD thy God doth give thee [for] an inheritance, thou 
shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: {20:17} But thou 
shalt utterly destroy them; [namely,] the Hittites, and the 
Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, 
and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded 
thee: {20:18} That they teach you not to do after all their 
abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so 
should ye sin against the LORD your God. 

{20:19} When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in 
making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the 
trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou 
mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for 
the tree of the field [is] man's [life]) to employ [them] in the 
siege: {20:20} Only the trees which thou knowest that they 
[be] not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them 
down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that 
maketh war with thee, until it be subdued. 

{21:1} If [one] be found slain in the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, 
[and] it be not known who hath slain him: {21:2} Then thy 
elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall 
measure unto the cities which [are] round about him that is 
slain: {21:3} And it shall be, [that] the city [which is] next 
unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an 
heifer, which hath not been wrought with, [and] which hath 
not drawn in the yoke; {21:4} And the elders of that city 
shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is 
neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer' s neck 
there in the valley: {21:5} And the priests the sons of Levi 
shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to 
minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; 
and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke 
be [tried: ] {21:6} And all the elders of that city, [that are] 
next unto the slain [man,] shall wash their hands over the 
heifer that is beheaded in the valley: {21:7} And they shall 
answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither 
have our eyes seen [it. ]{21:8} Be merciful, O LORD, unto 
thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not 
innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the 
blood shall be forgiven them. {21:9} So shalt thou put away 
the [guilt of] innocent blood from among you, when thou 
shalt do [that which is] right in the sight of the LORD. 

{21:10} When thou goest forth to war against thine 
enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into 
thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, {21:11} And 
seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a 
desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; 
{21:12} Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and 
she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; {21:13} And 
she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and 
shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her 
mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, 
and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. {21:14} And 
it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let 
her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for 
money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because 
thou hast humbled her. 

{21:15} If a man have two wives, one beloved, and 
another hated, and they have born him children, [both] the 



beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that 
was hated: {21:16} Then it shall be, when he maketh his 
sons to inherit [that] which he hath, [that] he may not make 
the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, 
[which is indeed] the firstborn: {21:17} But he shall 
acknowledge the son of the hated [for] the firstborn, by 
giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he [is] 
the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn [is] 
his. 

{21:18} If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, 
which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of 
his mother, and [that,] when they have chastened him, will 
not hearken unto them: {21:19} Then shall his father and 
his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the 
elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; {21:20} 
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son 
[is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he 
is] a glutton, and a drunkard. {21:21 } And all the men of his 
city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou 
put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and 
fear. 

{21:22} And if a man have committed a sin worthy of 
death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a 
tree: {21:23} His body shall not remain all night upon the 
tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he 
that is hanged [is] accursed of God;) that thy land be not 
defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an 
inheritance. 

{22:1 } Thou shalt not see the brother's ox or his sheep go 
astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case 
bring them again unto thy brother. {22:2} And if thy brother 
[be] not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou 
shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee 
until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him 
again. {22:3} In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and 
so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost things of 
thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt 
thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. 

{22:4} Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall 
down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt 
surely help him to lift [them] up again. 

{22:5} The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth 
unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: 
for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God. 

{22:6} If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way 
in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they be] young ones, 
or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the 
eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: {22:7} 
[But] thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the 
young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and [that] thou 
mayest prolong [thy] days. 

{22:8} When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt 
make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood 
upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. 

{22:9} Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: 
lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit 
of thy vineyard, be defiled. 

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{22:11} Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, 
[as] of woollen and linen together. 

{22:12} Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four 
quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest [thyself. 

]{22:13} If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and 
hate her, {22:14} And give occasions of speech against her, 
and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this 
woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: 
{22:15} Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, 
take and bring forth [the tokens of] the damsel's virginity 
unto the elders of the city in the gate: {22:16} And the 
damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my 
daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; {22:17} 
And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech [against her,] 
saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these [are 
the tokens of] my daughter's virginity. And they shall 
spread the cloth before the elders of the city. {22:18} And 
the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; 
{22:19} And they shall amerce him in an hundred [shekels] 
of silver, and give [them] unto the father of the damsel, 
because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of 
Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all 
his days. {22:20} But if this thing be true, [and the tokens 
of] virginity be not found for the damsel: {22:21 } Then they 
shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, 
and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she 
die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the 
whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away 
from among you. 

{22:22} If a man be found lying with a woman married to 
an husband, then they shall both of them die, [both] the man 
that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put 
away evil from Israel. 

{22:23} If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed unto an 
husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; 
{22:24} Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of 
that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; 
the damsel, because she cried not, [being] in the city; and 
the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so 
thou shalt put away evil from among you. 

{22:25} But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, 
and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only 
that lay with her shall die: {22:26} But unto the damsel thou 
shalt do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of 
death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and 
slayeth him, even so [is] this matter: {22:27} For he found 
her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and [there 
was] none to save her. 

{22:28} If a man find a damsel [that is] a virgin, which is 
not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they 
be found; {22:29} Then the man that lay with her shall give 
unto the damsel's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she 
shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not 
put her away all his days. 

{22:30} A man shall not take his father's wife, nor 
discover his father's skirt. 

{23:1 } He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy 
member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the 
LORD. {23:2} A bastard shall not enter into the 
congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation 
shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 



{23:3} An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the 
congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation 
shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for 
ever: {23:4} Because they met you not with bread and with 
water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and 
because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of 
Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. {23:5} Nevertheless 
the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the 
LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, 
because the LORD thy God loved thee. {23:6} Thou shalt 
not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever. 

{23:7} Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he [is] thy 
brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou 
wast a stranger in his land. {23:8} The children that are 
begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the 
LORD in their third generation. 

{23:9} When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, 
then keep thee from every wicked thing. 

{23:10} If there be among you any man, that is not clean 
by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then 
shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within 
the camp: {23:11} But it shall be, when evening cometh on, 
he shall wash [himself] with water: and when the sun is 
down, he shall come into the camp [again. 

]{23:12} Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, 
whither thou shalt go forth abroad: {23:13} And thou shalt 
have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou 
wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt 
turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: {23:14} 
For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to 
deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; 
therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean 
thing in thee, and turn away from thee. 

{23:15} Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant 
which is escaped from his master unto thee: {23:16} He 
shall dwell with thee, [even] among you, in that place which 
he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: 
thou shalt not oppress him. 

{23:17} There shall be no whore of the daughters of 
Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. {23:18} Thou 
shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into 
the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both 
these [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God. 

{23:19} Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; 
usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is 
lent upon usury: {23:20} Unto a stranger thou mayest lend 
upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon 
usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that 
thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to 
possess it. 

{23:21} When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy 
God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God 
will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. 
{23:22} But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in 
thee. {23:23} That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt 
keep and perform; [even] a freewill offering, according as 
thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast 
promised with thy mouth. 

{23:24} When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, 
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but thou shalt not put [any] in thy vessel. {23:25} When 
thou contest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then 
thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt 
not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn. 

{24:1} When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, 
and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, 
because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him 
write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, 
and send her out of his house. {24:2} And when she is 
departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's 
[wife. ]{24:3} And [if] the latter husband hate her, and 
write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth [it] in her hand, 
and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, 
which took her to [be] his wife; {24:4} Her former husband, 
which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, 
after that she is defiled; for that [is] abomination before the 
LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance. 

{24:5} When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go 
out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: 
[but] he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up 
his wife which he hath taken. 

{24:6} No man shall take the nether or the upper 
millstone to pledge: for he taketh [a man's] life to pledge. 

{24:7} If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of 
the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or 
selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil 
away from among you. 

{24:8} Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou 
observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests 
the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye 
shall observe to do. {24:9} Remember what the LORD thy 
God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come 
forth out of Egypt. 

{24:10} When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou 
shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. {24:1 1 } Thou 
shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend 
shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. {24:12} And if 
the man [be] poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: 
{24:13} In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again 
when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own 
raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto 
thee before the LORD thy God. 

{24:14} Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant [that is] 
poor and needy, [whether he be] of thy brethren, or of thy 
strangers that [are] in thy land within thy gates: {24:15} At 
his day thou shalt give [him] his hire, neither shall the sun 
go down upon it; for he [is] poor, and setteth his heart upon 
it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto 
thee. {24:16} The fathers shall not be put to death for the 
children, neither shall the children be put to death for the 
fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 

{24:17} Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the 
stranger, [nor] of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment 
to pledge: {24:18} But thou shalt remember that thou wast a 
bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee 
thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 

{24:19} When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy 
field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go 
again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the 



fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may 
bless thee in all the work of thine hands. {24:20} When 
thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the 
boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, 
and for the widow. {24:21} When thou gatherest the grapes 
of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean [it] afterward: it shall 
be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 
{24:22} And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman 
in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this 
thing. 

{25:1} If there be a controversy between men, and they 
come unto judgment, that [the judges] may judge them; then 
they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 
{25:2} And it shall be, if the wicked man [be] worthy to be 
beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be 
beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain 
number. {25:3} Forty stripes he may give him, [and] not 
exceed: lest, [if] he should exceed, and beat him above these 
with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto 
thee. 

{25:4} Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out 
[the corn. 

]{25:5} If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, 
and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry 
without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in 
unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty 
of an husband's brother unto her. {25:6} And it shall be, 
[that] the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the 
name of his brother [which is] dead, that his name be not 
put out of Israel. {25:7} And if the man like not to take his 
brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate 
unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to 
raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not 
perform the duty of my husband's brother. {25:8} Then the 
elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and [if] 
he stand [to it,] and say, I like not to take her; {25:9} Then 
shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of 
the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in 
his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto 
that man that will not build up his brother's house. {25:10} 
And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him 
that hath his shoe loosed. 

{25:11} When men strive together one with another, and 
the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband 
out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth 
her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: {25:12} Then thou 
shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity [her. 

] { 25 : 1 3 } Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a 
great and a small. {25:14} Thou shalt not have in thine 
house divers measures, a great and a small. {25:15} [But] 
thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just 
measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in 
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. {25:16} For 
all that do such things, [and] all that do unrighteously, [are] 
an abomination unto the LORD thy God. 

{25:17} Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the 
way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; {25:18} How 
he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, 
[even] all [that were] feeble behind thee, when thou [wast] 
faint and weary; and he feared not God. {25:19} Therefore 
it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest 
from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the 
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[that] thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from 
under heaven; thou shalt not forget [it. 

]{26:1} And it shall be, when thou [art] come in unto the 
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an 
inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein; {26:2} 
That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, 
which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God 
giveth thee, and shalt put [it] in a basket, and shalt go unto 
the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his 
name there. {26:3} And thou shalt go unto the priest that 
shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day 
unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country 
which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us. 
{26:4} And the priest shall take the basket out of thine 
hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 
{26:5} And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy 
God, A Syrian ready to perish [was] my father, and he went 
down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and 
became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: {26:6} 
And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and 
laid upon us hard bondage: {26:7} And when we cried unto 
the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, 
and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our 
oppression: {26:8} And the LORD brought us forth out of 
Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, 
and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with 
wonders: {26:9} And he hath brought us into this place, and 
hath given us this land, [even] a land that floweth with milk 
and honey. {26:10} And now, behold, I have brought the 
firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. 
And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship 
before the LORD thy God: {26:11} And thou shalt rejoice 
in every good [thing] which the LORD thy God hath given 
unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and 
the stranger that [is] among you. 

{26:12} When thou hast made an end of tithing all the 
tithes of thine increase the third year, [which is] the year of 
tithing, and hast given [it] unto the Levite, the stranger, the 
fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy 
gates, and be filled; {26:13} Then thou shalt say before the 
LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things 
out of [mine] house, and also have given them unto the 
Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the 
widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast 
commanded me: I have not transgressed thy 
commandments, neither have I forgotten [them: ]{26:14} I 
have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken 
away [ought] thereof for [any] unclean [use,] nor given 
[ought] thereof for the dead: [but] I have hearkened to the 
voice of the LORD my God, [and] have done according to 
all that thou hast commanded me. {26:15} Look down from 
thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people 
Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou 
swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and 
honey. 

{26:16} This day the LORD thy God hath commanded 
thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore 
keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 
{26:17} Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy 
God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and 
his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto 
his voice: {26:18} And the LORD hath avouched thee this 
day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and 
that [thou] shouldest keep all his commandments; {26:19} 
And to make thee high above all nations which he hath 
made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou 



mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he 
hath spoken. 

{27:1} And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded 
the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I 
command you this day. {27:2} And it shall be on the day 
when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great 
stones, and plaister them with plaister: {27:3} And thou 
shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou 
art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which 
the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with 
milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath 
promised thee. {27:4} Therefore it shall be when ye be gone 
over Jordan, [that] ye shall set up these stones, which I 
command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt 
plaister them with plaister. {27:5} And there shalt thou 
build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: 
thou shalt not lift up [any] iron [tool] upon them. {27:6} 
Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole 
stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the 
LORD thy God: {27:7} And thou shalt offer peace 
offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD 
thy God. {27:8} And thou shalt write upon the stones all the 
words of this law very plainly. 

{27:9} And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto 
all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day 
thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. {27:10} 
Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, 
and do his commandments and his statutes, which I 
command thee this day. 

{27:11} And Moses charged the people the same day, 
saying, {27:12} These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to 
bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, 
and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and 
Benjamin: {27:13} And these shall stand upon mount Ebal 
to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and 
Naphtali. 

{27:14} And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the 
men of Israel with a loud voice, {27:15} Cursed [be] the 
man that maketh [any] graven or molten image, an 
abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the 
craftsman, and putteth [it] in [a] secret [place.] And all the 
people shall answer and say, Amen. {27:16} Cursed [be] he 
that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the 
people shall say, Amen. {27:17} Cursed [be] he that 
removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people 
shall say, Amen. {27:18} Cursed [be] he that maketh the 
blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, 
Amen. {27:19} Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment 
of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people 
shall say, Amen. {27:20} Cursed [be] he that lieth with his 
father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And 
all the people shall say, Amen. {27:21} Cursed [be] he that 
lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, 
Amen. {27:22} Cursed [be] he that lieth with his sister, the 
daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all 
the people shall say, Amen. {27:23} Cursed [be] he that 
lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, 
Amen. {27:24} Cursed [be] he that smiteth his neighbour 
secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. {27:25} 
Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent 
person. And all the people shall say, Amen. {27:26} Cursed 
[be] he that confirmeth not [all] the words of this law to do 
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{28:1} And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken 
diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe 
[and] to do all his commandments which I command thee 
this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above 
all nations of the earth: {28:2} And all these blessings shall 
come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto 
the voice of the LORD thy God. {28:3} Blessed [shalt] thou 
[be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. 
{28:4} Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit 
of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy 
kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. {28:5} Blessed [shall be] 
thy basket and thy store. {28:6} Blessed [shalt] thou [be] 
when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when 
thou goest out. {28:7} The LORD shall cause thine enemies 
that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they 
shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee 
seven ways. {28:8} The LORD shall command the blessing 
upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest 
thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which 
the LORD thy God giveth thee. {28:9} The LORD shall 
establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn 
unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the 
LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. {28:10} And all 
people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name 
of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. {28:1 1 } And 
the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of 
thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy 
ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers 
to give thee. {28:12} The LORD shall open unto thee his 
good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in 
his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou 
shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 
{28:13} And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not 
the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be 
beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the 
LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe 
and to do [them: ]{28:14} And thou shalt not go aside from 
any of the words which I command thee this day, to the 
right hand, or [to] the left, to go after other gods to serve 
them. 

{28:15} But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken 
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all 
his commandments and his statutes which I command thee 
this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and 
overtake thee: {28:16} Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, 
and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. {28:17} Cursed 
[shall be] thy basket and thy store. {28:18} Cursed [shall 
be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the 
increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. {28:19} 
Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed 
[shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. {28:20} The LORD 
shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all 
that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be 
destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the 
wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. 
{28:21} The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto 
thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither 
thou goest to possess it. {28:22} The LORD shall smite thee 
with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an 
inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the 
sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall 
pursue thee until thou perish. {28:23} And thy heaven that 
[is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under 
thee [shall be] iron. {28:24} The LORD shall make the rain 
of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come 
down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. {28:25} The 
LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: 
thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways 



before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of 
the earth. {28:26} And thy carcase shall be meat unto all 
fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man 
shall fray [them] away. {28:27} The LORD will smite thee 
with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the 
scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 
{28:28} The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and 
blindness, and astonishment of heart: {28:29} And thou 
shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and 
thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only 
oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save 
[thee. ] {28:30} Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man 
shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt 
not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not 
gather the grapes thereof. {28:31} Thine ox [shall be] slain 
before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass 
[shall be] violently taken away from before thy face, and 
shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep [shall be] given unto 
thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue [them. 
]{28:32} Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto 
another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail [with 
longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be] no 
might in thine hand. {28:33} The fruit of thy land, and all 
thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; 
and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: 
{28:34} So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes 
which thou shalt see. {28:35} The LORD shall smite thee in 
the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be 
healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. 
{28:36} The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which 
thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou 
nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other 
gods, wood and stone. {28:37} And thou shalt become an 
astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations 
whither the LORD shall lead thee. {28:38} Thou shalt carry 
much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; 
for the locust shall consume it. {28:39} Thou shalt plant 
vineyards, and dress [them,] but shalt neither drink [of] the 
wine, nor gather [the grapes;] for the worms shall eat them. 
{28:40} Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy 
coasts, but thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil; for 
thine olive shall cast [his fruit. ] {28:41} Thou shalt beget 
sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they 
shall go into captivity. {28:42} All thy trees and fruit of thy 
land shall the locust consume. {28:43} The stranger that [is] 
within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt 
come down very low. {28:44} He shall lend to thee, and 
thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou 
shalt be the tail. {28:45} Moreover all these curses shall 
come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, 
till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto 
the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments 
and his statutes which he commanded thee: {28:46} And 
they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and 
upon thy seed for ever. {28:47} Because thou servedst not 
the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of 
heart, for the abundance of all [things; ] {28:48} Therefore 
shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send 
against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and 
in want of all [things:] and he shall put a yoke of iron upon 
thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. {28:49} The LORD 
shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of 
the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth; a nation whose 
tongue thou shalt not understand; {28:50} A nation of fierce 
countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, 
nor shew favour to the young: {28:51} And he shall eat the 
fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be 
destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, 
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sheep, until he have destroyed thee. {28:52} And he shall 
besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls 
come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: 
and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy 
land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. {28:53} 
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of 
thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God 
hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, 
wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee: {28:54} [So 
that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very delicate, 
his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife 
of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which 
he shall leave: {28:55} So that he will not give to any of 
them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because 
he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, 
wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. 
{28:56} The tender and delicate woman among you, which 
would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the 
ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil 
toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and 
toward her daughter, {28:57} And toward her young one 
that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her 
children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for 
want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straitness, 
wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. 
{28:58} If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this 
law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this 
glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; {28:59} 
Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the 
plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long 
continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 
{28:60} Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases 
of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave 
unto thee. {28:61} Also every sickness, and every plague, 
which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the 
LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. {28:62} 
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the 
stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not 
obey the voice of the LORD thy God. {28:63} And it shall 
come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced over you to do 
you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice 
over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye 
shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to 
possess it. {28:64} And the LORD shall scatter thee among 
all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the 
other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither 
thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone. 
{28:65} And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, 
neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD 
shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, 
and sorrow of mind: {28:66} And thy life shall hang in 
doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and 
shalt have none assurance of thy life: {28:67} In the 
morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at 
even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the 
fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the 
sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. {28:68} And the 
LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the 
way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more 
again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for 
bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy [you. 

] {29:1 } These [are] the words of the covenant, which the 
LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of 
Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he 
made with them in Horeb. 

{29:2} And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto 
them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes 



in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, 
and unto all his land; {29:3} The great temptations which 
thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles: 
{29:4} Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to 
perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. 
{29:5} And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: 
your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is 
not waxen old upon thy foot. {29:6} Ye have not eaten 
bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye 
might know that I [am] the LORD your God. {29:7} And 
when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, 
and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, 
and we smote them: {29:8} And we took their land, and 
gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the 
Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh. {29:9} Keep 
therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye 
may prosper in all that ye do. 

{29:10} Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD 
your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and 
your officers, [with] all the men of Israel, {29:11} Your 
little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that [is] in thy 
camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy 
water: {29:12} That thou shouldest enter into covenant with 
the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy 
God maketh with thee this day: {29:13} That he may 
establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and [that] he 
may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he 
hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to 
Jacob. {29:14} Neither with you only do I make this 
covenant and this oath; {29:15} But with [him] that 
standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, 
and also with [him] that [is] not here with us this day: 
{29:16} (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of 
Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye 
passed by; {29:17} And ye have seen their abominations, 
and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which 
[were] among them:) {29:18} Lest there should be among 
you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth 
away this day from the LORD our God, to go [and] serve 
the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a 
root that beareth gall and wormwood; {29:19} And it come 
to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he 
bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though 
I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness 
to thirst: {29:20} The LORD will not spare him, but then 
the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against 
that man, and all the curses that are written in this book 
shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name 
from under heaven. {29:21} And the LORD shall separate 
him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all 
the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the 
law: {29:22} So that the generation to come of your 
children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that 
shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the 
plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD 
hath laid upon it; {29:23} [And that] the whole land thereof 
[is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, 
nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the 
overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, 
which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 
{29:24} Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the 
LORD done thus unto this land? what [meaneth] the heat of 
this great anger? {29:25} Then men shall say, Because they 
have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their 
fathers, which he made with them when he brought them 
forth out of the land of Egypt: {29:26} For they went and 
served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they 
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And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, 
to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: 
{29:28} And the LORD rooted them out of their land in 
anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them 
into another land, as [it is] this day. {29:29} The secret 
[things belong] unto the LORD our God: but [those things 
which] are revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for 
ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law. 

{30:1 } And it shall come to pass, when all these things are 
come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set 
before thee, and thou shalt call [them] to mind among all the 
nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 
{30:2} And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt 
obey his voice according to all that I command thee this 
day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all 
thy soul; {30:3} That then the LORD thy God will turn thy 
captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return 
and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy 
God hath scattered thee. {30:4} If [any] of thine be driven 
out unto the outmost [parts] of heaven, from thence will the 
LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch 
thee: {30:5} And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the 
land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; 
and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy 
fathers. {30:6} And the LORD thy God will circumcise 
thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy 
God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou 
mayest live. {30:7} And the LORD thy God will put all 
these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, 
which persecuted thee. {30:8} And thou shalt return and 
obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments 
which I command thee this day. {30:9} And the LORD thy 
God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, 
in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in 
the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again 
rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: 
{30:10} If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD 
thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which 
are written in this book of the law, [and] if thou turn unto 
the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 

{30:11} For this commandment which I command thee 
this day, it [is] not hidden from thee, neither [is] it far off. 
{30:12} It [is] not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who 
shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we 
may hear it, and do it? {30:13} Neither [is] it beyond the 
sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for 
us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 
{30:14} But the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, 
and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. 

{30:15} See, I have set before thee this day life and good, 
and death and evil; {30:16} In that I command thee this day 
to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep 
his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that 
thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall 
bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 
{30:17} But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not 
hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and 
serve them; {30:18} I denounce unto you this day, that ye 
shall surely perish, [and that] ye shall not prolong [your] 
days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go 
to possess it. {30:19} I call heaven and earth to record this 
day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, 
blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou 
and thy seed may live: {30:20} That thou mayest love the 
LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and 
that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and 



the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land 
which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to 
Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. 

{31:1} And Moses went and spake these words unto all 
Israel. {31:2} And he said unto them, I [am] an hundred and 
twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come 
in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go 
over this Jordan. {31:3} The LORD thy God, he will go 
over before thee, [and] he will destroy these nations from 
before thee, and thou shalt possess them: [and] Joshua, he 
shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath said. {31:4} 
And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to 
Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom 
he destroyed. {31:5} And the LORD shall give them up 
before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto 
all the commandments which I have commanded you. 
{31:6} Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be 
afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go 
with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 

{31:7} And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him 
in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: 
for thou must go with this people unto the land which the 
LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou 
shalt cause them to inherit it. {31:8} And the LORD, he [it 
is] that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not 
fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. 

{31:9} And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto 
the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the 
covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 
{31:10} And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end 
of [every] seven years, in the solemnity of the year of 
release, in the feast of tabernacles, {31:11} When all Israel 
is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place 
which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all 
Israel in their hearing. {31:12} Gather the people together, 
men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that [is] 
within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may 
learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all 
the words of this law: {31:13} And [that] their children, 
which have not known [any thing,] may hear, and learn to 
fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land 
whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. 

{31:14} And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy 
days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present 
yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may 
give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and 
presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation. 
{31:15} And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a 
pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the 
door of the tabernacle. 

{31:16} And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou 
shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and 
go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, 
whither they go [to be] among them, and will forsake me, 
and break my covenant which I have made with them. 
{31:17} Then my anger shall be kindled against them in 
that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face 
from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and 
troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day. 
Are not these evils come upon us, because our God [is] not 
among us? {31:18} And I will surely hide my face in that 
day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that 
they are turned unto other gods. {31:19} Now therefore 
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put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me 
against the children of Israel. { 3 1 :20 } For when I shall have 
brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, 
that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten 
and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn 
unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break 
my covenant. {31:21} And it shall come to pass, when 
many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song 
shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be 
forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their 
imagination which they go about, even now, before I have 
brought them into the land which I sware. 

{31:22} Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, 
and taught it the children of Israel. {31:23} And he gave 
Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a 
good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into 
the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee. 

{31:24} And it came to pass, when Moses had made an 
end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they 
were finished, {31:25} That Moses commanded the Levites, 
which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 
{31:26} Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of 
the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may 
be there for a witness against thee. {31:27} For I know thy 
rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive 
with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the 
LORD; and how much more after my death? 

{31:28} Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and 
your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and 
call heaven and earth to record against them. {31:29} For I 
know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt 
[yourselves,] and turn aside from the way which I have 
commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; 
because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke 
him to anger through the work of your hands. {31:30} And 
Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the 
words of this song, until they were ended. 

{32:1} Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, 
O earth, the words of my mouth. {32:2} My doctrine shall 
drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the 
small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the 
grass: {32:3} Because I will publish the name of the LORD: 
ascribe ye greatness unto our God. { 32:4 } [He is] the Rock, 
his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God 
of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he. {32:5} 
They have corrupted themselves, their spot [is] not [the 
spot] of his children: [they are] a perverse and crooked 
generation. {32:6} Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish 
people and unwise? [is] not he thy father [that] hath bought 
thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? 

{32:7} Remember the days of old, consider the years of 
many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy 
elders, and they will tell thee. {32:8} When the most High 
divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated 
the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according 
to the number of the children of Israel. {32:9} For the 
LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his 
inheritance. {32:10} He found him in a desert land, and in 
the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he 
instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. {32:11} 
As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, 
spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on 
her wings: {32:12} [So] the LORD alone did lead him, and 
[there was] no strange god with him. {32:13} He made him 



ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the 
increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of 
the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; {32:14} Butter of 
kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the 
breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of 
wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape. 

{32:15} But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art 
waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with 
fatness;] then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly 
esteemed the Rock of his salvation. {32:16} They provoked 
him to jealousy with strange [gods,] with abominations 
provoked they him to anger. {32:17} They sacrificed unto 
devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new 
[gods that] came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. 
{32:18} Of the Rock [that] begat thee thou art unmindful, 
and hast forgotten God that formed thee. {32:19} And when 
the LORD saw [it,] he abhorred [them,] because of the 
provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. {32:20} And he 
said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their 
end [shall be:] for they [are] a very froward generation, 
children in whom [is] no faith. {32:21} They have moved 
me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have 
provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move 
them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will 
provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. {32:22} For a 
fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest 
hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set 
on fire the foundations of the mountains. {32:23} I will 
heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon 
them. {32:24} [They shall be] burnt with hunger, and 
devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I 
will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison 
of serpents of the dust. {32:25} The sword without, and 
terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the 
virgin, the suckling [also] with the man of gray hairs. 
{32:26} I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would 
make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: 
{32:27} Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, 
lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, 
[and] lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD 
hath not done all this. {32:28} For they [are] a nation void 
of counsel, neither [is there any] understanding in them. 
{32:29} O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, 
[that] they would consider their latter end! {32:30} How 
should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to 
flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had 
shut them up? {32:31} For their rock [is] not as our Rock, 
even our enemies themselves [being] judges. {32:32} For 
their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of 
Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their clusters 
[are] bitter: {32:33} Their wine [is] the poison of dragons, 
and the cruel venom of asps. {32:34} [Is] not this laid up in 
store with me, [and] sealed up among my treasures? 
{32:35} To me [belongeth] vengeance, and recompence; 
their foot shall slide in [due] time: for the day of their 
calamity [is] at hand, and the things that shall come upon 
them make haste. {32:36} For the LORD shall judge his 
people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth 
that [their] power is gone, and [there is] none shut up, or 
left. {32:37} And he shall say, Where [are] their gods, 
[their] rock in whom they trusted, {32:38} Which did eat 
the fat of their sacrifices, [and] drank the wine of their drink 
offerings? let them rise up and help you, [and] be your 
protection. {32:39} See now that I, [even] I, [am] he, and 
[there is] no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, 
and I heal: neither [is there any] that can deliver out of my 
hand. {32:40} For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I 
live for ever. {32:41} If I whet my glittering sword, and 



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mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance 
to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 
{32:42} I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my 
sword shall devour flesh; [and that] with the blood of the 
slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges 
upon the enemy. {32:43} Rejoice, O ye nations, [with] his 
people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will 
render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful 
unto his land, [and] to his people. 

{ 32:44 } And Moses came and spake all the words of this 
song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of 
Nun. {32:45} And Moses made an end of speaking all these 
words to all Israel: {32:46} And he said unto them, Set your 
hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, 
which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all 
the words of this law. {32:47} For it [is] not a vain thing for 
you; because it [is] your life: and through this thing ye shall 
prolong [your] days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan 
to possess it. {32:48} And the LORD spake unto Moses that 
selfsame day, saying, {32:49} Get thee up into this 
mountain Abarim, [unto] mount Nebo, which [is] in the 
land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold the 
land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for 
a possession: {32:50} And die in the mount whither thou 
goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy 
brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his 
people: {32:51} Because ye trespassed against me among 
the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in 
the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the 
midst of the children of Israel. {32:52} Yet thou shalt see 
the land before [thee;] but thou shalt not go thither unto the 
land which I give the children of Israel. 

{33:1} And this [is] the blessing, wherewith Moses the 
man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 
{33:2} And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose 
up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, 
and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right 
hand [went] a fiery law for them. {33:3} Yea, he loved the 
people; all his saints [are] in thy hand: and they sat down at 
thy feet; [every one] shall receive of thy words. {33:4} 
Moses commanded us a law, [even] the inheritance of the 
congregation of Jacob. {33:5} And he was king in Jeshurun, 
when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were 
gathered together. 

{33:6} Let Reuben live, and not die; and let [not] his men 
be few. 

{33:7} And this [is the blessing] of Judah: and he said, 
Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his 
people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an 
help [to him] from his enemies. {33:8} And of Levi he said, 
[Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy one, 
whom thou didst prove at Massah, [and with] whom thou 
didst strive at the waters of Meribah; {33:9} Who said unto 
his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did 
he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: 
for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant. 
{33:10} They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel 
thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt 
sacrifice upon thine altar. {33:11} Bless, LORD, his 
substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through 
the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate 
him, that they rise not again. 

{33:12} [And] of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the 
LORD shall dwell in safety by him; [and the LORD] shall 



cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his 
shoulders. 

{33:13} And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD [be] 
his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and 
for the deep that coucheth beneath, {33:14} And for the 
precious fruits [brought forth] by the sun, and for the 
precious things put forth by the moon, {33:15} And for the 
chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious 
things of the lasting hills, {33:16} And for the precious 
things of the earth and fulness thereof, and [for] the good 
will of him that dwelt in the bush: let [the blessing] come 
upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of 
him [that was] separated from his brethren. {33:17} His 
glory [is like] the firstling of his bullock, and his horns [are 
like] the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the 
people together to the ends of the earth: and they [are] the 
ten thousands of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of 
Manasseh. 

{33:18} And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy 
going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. {33:19} They shall 
call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer 
sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck [of] the 
abundance of the seas, and [of] treasures hid in the sand. 

{33:20} And of Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that 
enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm 
with the crown of the head. {33:21} And he provided the 
first part for himself, because there, [in] a portion of the 
lawgiver, [was he] seated; and he came with the heads of 
the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his 
judgments with Israel. 

{33:22} And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a lion's whelp: he 
shall leap from Bashan. 

{33:23} And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied 
with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: 
possess thou the west and the south. 

{33:24} And of Asher he said, [Let] Asher [be] blessed 
with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let 
him dip his foot in oil. {33:25} Thy shoes [shall be] iron 
and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be. 

]{ 33:26} [There is] none like unto the God of Jeshurun, 
[who] rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his 
excellency on the sky. {33:27} The eternal God [is thy] 
refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he 
shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, 
Destroy [them. ]{ 33:28} Israel then shall dwell in safety 
alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn 
and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. {33:29} 
Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people 
saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the 
sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found 
liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. 

{ 34: 1 } And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto 
the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that [is] over 
against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of 
Gilead, unto Dan, {34:2} And all Naphtali, and the land of 
Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the 
utmost sea, {34:3} And the south, and the plain of the 
valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. {34:4} 
And the LORD said unto him, This [is] the land which I 
sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I 
will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see [it] with 



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thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. 

{34:5} So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in 
the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. 
{34:6} And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, 
over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his 
sepulchre unto this day. 

{34:7} And Moses [was] an hundred and twenty years old 
when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force 
abated. 

{34:8} And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the 
plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping [and] 
mourning for Moses were ended. 

{34:9} And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of 
wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the 
children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

{34:10} And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like 
unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, {34:1 1 } In 
all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to 
do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, 
and to all his land, {34:12} And in all that mighty hand, and 
in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all 
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Joshua 



{1:1} Now after the death of Moses the servant of the 
LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua 
the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, {1:2} Moses my 
servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, 
thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to 
them, [even] to the children of Israel. {1:3} Every place that 
the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto 
you, as I said unto Moses. {1:4} From the wilderness and 
this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, 
all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the 
going down of the sun, shall be your coast. {1:5} There 
shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of 
thy life: as I was with Moses, [so] I will be with thee: I will 
not fail thee, nor forsake thee. {1:6} Be strong and of a 
good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an 
inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give 
them. {1:7} Only be thou strong and very courageous, that 
thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which 
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it [to] the 
right hand or [to] the left, that thou mayest prosper 
whithersoever thou goest. {1:8} This book of the law shall 
not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein 
day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to 
all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way 
prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. {1:9} 
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good 
courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the 
LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. 

{1:10} Then Joshua commanded the officers of the 
people, saying, {1:11} Pass through the host, and command 
the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three 
days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the 
land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it. 

{1:12} And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to 
half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, {1:13} 
Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD 
commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given 
you rest, and hath given you this land. {1:14} Your wives, 
your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land 
which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass 
before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, 
and help them; {1:15} Until the LORD have given your 
brethren rest, as [he hath given] you, and they also have 
possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: 
then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and 
enjoy it, which Moses the LORD'S servant gave you on this 
side Jordan toward the sunrising. 

{1:16} And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou 
commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest 
us, we will go. {1:17} According as we hearkened unto 
Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the 
LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. {1:18} 
Whosoever [he be] that doth rebel against thy 
commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all 
that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be 
strong and of a good courage. 

{2:1 } And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two 
men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. 
And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named 
Rahab, and lodged there. {2:2} And it was told the king of 
Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night 



of the children of Israel to search out the country. {2:3} 
And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth 
the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine 
house: for they be come to search out all the country. {2:4} 
And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said 
thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they 
[were: ]{2:5} And it came to pass [about the time] of 
shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went 
out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them 
quickly; for ye shall overtake them. {2:6} But she had 
brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with 
the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. 
{2:7} And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan 
unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after 
them were gone out, they shut the gate. 

{2:8} And before they were laid down, she came up unto 
them upon the roof; {2:9} And she said unto the men, I 
know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your 
terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the 
land faint because of you. {2:10} For we have heard how 
the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when 
ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of 
the Amorites, that [were] on the other side Jordan, Sihon 
and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. {2:11} And as soon as 
we had heard [these things,] our hearts did melt, neither did 
there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: 
for the LORD your God, he [is] God in heaven above, and 
in earth beneath. {2:12} Now therefore, I pray you, swear 
unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, 
that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and 
give me a true token: {2:13} And [that] ye will save alive 
my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, 
and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. 
{2:14} And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye 
utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD 
hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly 
with thee. {2:15} Then she let them down by a cord through 
the window: for her house [was] upon the town wall, and 
she dwelt upon the wall. {2:16} And she said unto them, 
Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and 
hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be 
returned: and afterward may ye go your way. {2:17} And 
the men said unto her, We [will be] blameless of this thine 
oath which thou hast made us swear. {2:18} Behold, [when] 
we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet 
thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and 
thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy 
brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. 
{2:19} And it shall be, [that] whosoever shall go out of the 
doors of thy house into the street, his blood [shall be] upon 
his head, and we [will be] guiltless: and whosoever shall be 
with thee in the house, his blood [shall be] on our head, if 
[any] hand be upon him. {2:20} And if thou utter this our 
business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast 
made us to swear. {2:21} And she said, According unto 
your words, so [be] it. And she sent them away, and they 
departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. 
{2:22} And they went, and came unto the mountain, and 
abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and 
the pursuers sought [them] throughout all the way, but 
found [them] not. 

{2:23} So the two men returned, and descended from the 
mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of 
Nun, and told him all [things] that befell them: {2:24} And 
they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into 
our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the 
country do faint because of us. 



Joshua 



{3:1} And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they 
removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the 
children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. 
{3:2} And it came to pass after three days, that the officers 
went through the host; {3:3} And they commanded the 
people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the 
LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then 
ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. {3:4} Yet 
there shall be a space between you and it, about two 
thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye 
may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not 
passed this [way] heretofore. {3:5} And Joshua said unto 
the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD 
will do wonders among you. {3:6} And Joshua spake unto 
the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and 
pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the 
covenant, and went before the people. 

{3:7} And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I 
begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may 
know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. 
{3:8} And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark 
of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of 
the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan. 

{3:9} And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come 
hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God. {3:10} 
And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God 
[is] among you, and [that] he will without fail drive out 
from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the 
Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the 
Amorites, and the Jebusites. {3:11} Behold, the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you 
into Jordan. {3:12} Now therefore take you twelve men out 
of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man. {3:13} And 
it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the 
priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the 
earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, [that] the waters of 
Jordan shall be cut off [from] the waters that come down 
from above; and they shall stand upon an heap. 

{3:14} And it came to pass, when the people removed 
from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing 
the ark of the covenant before the people; {3:15} And as 
they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet 
of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of 
the water, (for Jordan overflowed! all his banks all the time 
of harvest,) {3:16} That the waters which came down from 
above stood [and] rose up upon an heap very far from the 
city Adam, that [is] beside Zaretan: and those that came 
down toward the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, failed, 
[and] were cut off: and the people passed over right against 
Jericho. {3:17} And the priests that bare the ark of the 
covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the 
midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry 
ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan. 

{4:1} And it came to pass, when all the people were clean 
passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, 
saying, {4:2} Take you twelve men out of the people, out of 
every tribe a man, {4:3} And command ye them, saying, 
Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place 
where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye 
shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the 
lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night. {4:4} Then 
Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the 
children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: {4:5} And 
Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the 
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every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto 
the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: {4:6} That 
this may be a sign among you, [that] when your children ask 
[their fathers] in time to come, saying, What [mean] ye by 
these stones? {4:7} Then ye shall answer them, That the 
waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant 
of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of 
Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a 
memorial unto the children of Israel for ever. {4:8} And the 
children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up 
twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD 
spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of 
the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto 
the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. 
{4:9} And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of 
Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare 
the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this 
day. 

{4:10} For the priests which bare the ark stood in the 
midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the 
LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, 
according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the 
people hasted and passed over. {4:11} And it came to pass, 
when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of 
the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of 
the people. {4:12} And the children of Reuben, and the 
children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over 
armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto 
them: {4:13} About forty thousand prepared for war passed 
over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 

{4:14} On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the 
sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared 
Moses, all the days of his life. {4:15} And the LORD spake 
unto Joshua, saying, {4:16} Command the priests that bear 
the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan. 
{4:17} Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, 
Come ye up out of Jordan. {4:18} And it came to pass, 
when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the 
LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, [and] the 
soles of the priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry land, 
that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and 
flowed over all his banks, as [they did] before. 

{4:19} And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth 
[day] of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east 
border of Jericho. {4:20} And those twelve stones, which 
they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. {4:21} 
And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your 
children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 
What [mean] these stones? {4:22} Then ye shall let your 
children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry 
land. {4:23} For the LORD your God dried up the waters of 
Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the 
LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from 
before us, until we were gone over: {4:24} That all the 
people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that 
it [is] mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for 
ever. 

{5:1} And it came to pass, when all the kings of the 
Amorites, which [were] on the side of Jordan westward, and 
all the kings of the Canaanites, which [were] by the sea, 
heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from 
before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that 
their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, 
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{5:2} At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee 
sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the 
second time. {5:3} And Joshua made him sharp knives, and 
circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. 
{5:4} And this [is] the cause why Joshua did circumcise: 
All the people that came out of Egypt, [that were] males, 
[even] all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, 
after they came out of Egypt. {5:5} Now all the people that 
came out were circumcised: but all the people [that were] 
born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of 
Egypt, [them] they had not circumcised. {5:6} For the 
children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till 
all the people [that were] men of war, which came out of 
Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice 
of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would 
not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their 
fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk 
and honey. {5:7} And their children, [whom] he raised up 
in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were 
uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by 
the way. {5:8} And it came to pass, when they had done 
circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places 
in the camp, till they were whole. {5:9} And the LORD said 
unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of 
Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is 
called Gilgal unto this day. 

{5:10} And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and 
kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even 
in the plains of Jericho. {5:11} And they did eat of the old 
corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, 
unleavened cakes, and parched [corn] in the selfsame day. 

{5:12} And the manna ceased on the morrow after they 
had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the 
children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the 
fruit of the land of Canaan that year. 

{5:13} And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, 
that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there 
stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his 
hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, [Art] 
thou for us, or for our adversaries? 

{5:14} And he said, Nay; but [as] captain of the host of 
the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to 
the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith 
my lord unto his servant? {5:15} And the captain of the 
LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy 
foot; for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy. And 
Joshua did so. 

{6:1} Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the 
children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. {6:2} 
And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into 
thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, [and] the mighty 
men of valour. {6:3} And ye shall compass the city, all [ye] 
men of war, [and] go round about the city once. Thus shalt 
thou do six days. {6:4} And seven priests shall bear before 
the ark seven trumpets of rams horns: and the seventh day 
ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall 
blow with the trumpets. {6:5} And it shall come to pass, 
that when they make a long [blast] with the ram's horn, 
[and] when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people 
shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall 
fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man 
straight before him. 

{6:6} And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and 



said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let 
seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the 
ark of the LORD. {6:7} And he said unto the people, Pass 
on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on 
before the ark of the LORD. 

{6:8} And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto 
the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets 
of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with 
the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD 
followed them. 

{6:9} And the armed men went before the priests that 
blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, 
[the priests] going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 
{6:10} And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye 
shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither 
shall [any] word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I 
bid you shout; then shall ye shout. {6:11} So the ark of the 
LORD compassed the city, going about [it] once: and they 
came into the camp, and lodged in the camp. 

{6:12} And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the 
priests took up the ark of the LORD. {6:13} And seven 
priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark 
of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the 
trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the 
rereward came after the ark of the LORD, [the priests] 
going on, and blowing with the trumpets. {6:14} And the 
second day they compassed the city once, and returned into 
the camp: so they did six days. {6:15} And it came to pass 
on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning 
of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner 
seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven 
times. {6:16} And it came to pass at the seventh time, when 
the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the 
people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city. 

{6:17} And the city shall be accursed, [even] it, and all 
that [are] therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall 
live, she and all that [are] with her in the house, because she 
hid the messengers that we sent. {6:18} And ye, in any wise 
keep [yourselves] from the accursed thing, lest ye make 
[yourselves] accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, 
and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. {6:19} 
But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, 
[are] consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the 
treasury of the LORD. {6:20} So the people shouted when 
[the priests] blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, 
when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the 
people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down 
flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man 
straight before him, and they took the city. {6:21} And they 
utterly destroyed all that [was] in the city, both man and 
woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the 
edge of the sword. {6:22} But Joshua had said unto the two 
men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's 
house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she 
hath, as ye sware unto her. {6:23} And the young men that 
were spies went in, and brought Rahab, and her father, and 
her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they 
brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp 
of Israel. {6:24} And they burnt the city with fire, and all 
that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the 
vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the 
house of the LORD. {6:25} And Joshua saved Rahab the 
harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; 
and she dwelleth in Israel [even] unto this day; because she 
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{6:26} And Joshua adjured [them] at that time, saying, 
Cursed [be] the man before the LORD, that riseth up and 
buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof 
in his firstborn, and in his youngest [son] shall he set up the 
gates of it. {6:27} So the LORD was with Joshua; and his 
fame was [noised] throughout all the country. 

{7:1} But the children of Israel committed a trespass in 
the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of 
Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the 
accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled 
against the children of Israel. {7:2} And Joshua sent men 
from Jericho to Ai, which [is] beside Beth-aven, on the east 
side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and 
view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai. 
{7:3} And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let 
not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand 
men go up and smite Ai; [and] make not all the people to 
labour thither; for they [are but] few. {7:4} So there went 
up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they 
fled before the men of Ai. {7:5} And the men of Ai smote 
of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them 
[from] before the gate [even] unto Shebarim, and smote 
them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people 
melted, and became as water. 

{7:6} And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth 
upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, 
he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads. 
{7:7} And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast 
thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into 
the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we 
had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan! {7:8} 
O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs 
before their enemies! {7:9} For the Canaanites and all the 
inhabitants of the land shall hear [of it,] and shall environ us 
round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt 
thou do unto thy great name? {7:10} And the LORD said 
unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy 
face? {7:11} Israel hath sinned, and they have also 
transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for 
they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also 
stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put [it] even 
among their own stuff. {7:12} Therefore the children of 
Israel could not stand before their enemies, [but] turned 
[their] backs before their enemies, because they were 
accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye 
destroy the accursed from among you. {7:13} Up, sanctify 
the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: 
for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, [There is] an 
accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not 
stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed 
thing from among you. {7:14} In the morning therefore ye 
shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, 
[that] the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come 
according to the families [thereof;] and the family which the 
LORD shall take shall come by households; and the 
household which the LORD shall take shall come man by 
man. {7:15} And it shall be, [that] he that is taken with the 
accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he 
hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the 
LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel. 

{7:16} So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and 
brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was 
taken: {7:17} And he brought the family of Judah; and he 
took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of 
the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: {7:18} And 
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of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of 
Judah, was taken. {7:19} And Joshua said unto Achan, My 
son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and 
make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast 
done; hide [it] not from me. {7:20} And Achan answered 
Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD 
God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: {7:21 } When I 
saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and 
two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty 
shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, 
behold, they [are] hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, 
and the silver under it. 

{7:22} So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the 
tent; and, behold, [it was] hid in his tent, and the silver 
under it. {7:23} And they took them out of the midst of the 
tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the 
children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD. 
{7:24} And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the 
son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge 
of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and 
his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: 
and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. {7:25} 
And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD 
shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with 
stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned 
them with stones. {7:26} And they raised over him a great 
heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the 
fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place 
was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day. 

{8:1} And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither 
be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and 
arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king 
of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land: {8:2} And 
thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho 
and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, 
shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush 
for the city behind it. 

{8:3} So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up 
against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty 
men of valour, and sent them away by night. {8:4} And he 
commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait 
against the city, [even] behind the city: go not very far from 
the city, but be ye all ready: {8:5} And I, and all the people 
that [are] with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall 
come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, 
that we will flee before them, {8:6} (For they will come out 
after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will 
say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will 
flee before them. {8:7} Then ye shall rise up from the 
ambush, and seize upon the city: for the LORD your God 
will deliver it into your hand. {8:8} And it shall be, when ye 
have taken the city, [that] ye shall set the city on fire: 
according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. 
See, I have commanded you. {8:9} Joshua therefore sent 
them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode 
between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua 
lodged that night among the people. {8:10} And Joshua 
rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and 
went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai. 
{8:11} And all the people, [even the people] of war that 
[were] with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before 
the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now [there 
was] a valley between them and Ai. {8:12} And he took 
about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush 
between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city. {8:13} 
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[was] on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the 
west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the 
valley. 

{8:14} And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw [it,] 
that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city 
went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a 
time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that [there 
were] liers in ambush against him behind the city. {8:15} 
And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten 
before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness. {8:16} 
And all the people that [were] in Ai were called together to 
pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were 
drawn away from the city. {8:17} And there was not a man 
left in Ai or Bethel, that went not out after Israel: and they 
left the city open, and pursued after Israel. {8:18} And the 
LORD said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that [is] in thy 
hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And 
Joshua stretched out the spear that [he had] in his hand 
toward the city. {8:19} And the ambush arose quickly out 
of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out 
his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and 
hasted and set the city on fire. {8:20} And when the men of 
Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of 
the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to 
flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the 
wilderness turned back upon the pursuers. {8:21 } And when 
Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, 
and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned 
again, and slew the men of Ai. {8:22} And the other issued 
out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of 
Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they 
smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape. 
{8:23} And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him 
to Joshua. {8:24} And it came to pass, when Israel had 
made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, 
in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they 
were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were 
consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote 
it with the edge of the sword. {8:25} And [so] it was, [that] 
all that fell that day, both of men and women, [were] twelve 
thousand, [even] all the men of Ai. {8:26} For Joshua drew 
not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear, 
until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. 
{8:27} Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took 
for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the 
LORD which he commanded Joshua. {8:28} And Joshua 
burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, [even] a desolation 
unto this day. {8:29} And the king of Ai he hanged on a 
tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua 
commanded that they should take his carcase down from the 
tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and 
raise thereon a great heap of stones, [that remaineth] unto 
this day. 

{8:30} Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of 
Israel in mount Ebal, {8:31} As Moses the servant of the 
LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in 
the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over 
which no man hath lift up [any] iron: and they offered 
thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed 
peace offerings. 

{8:32} And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the 
law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the 
children of Israel. {8:33} And all Israel, and their elders, 
and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and 
on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the 
ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he 



that was born among them; half of them over against mount 
Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as 
Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, 
that they should bless the people of Israel. {8:34} And 
afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and 
cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the 
law. {8:35} There was not a word of all that Moses 
commanded, which Joshua read not before all the 
congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, 
and the strangers that were conversant among them. 

{9:1} And it came to pass, when all the kings which 
[were] on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, 
and in all the coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, 
the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the 
Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard [thereof; ]{9:2} That they 
gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with 
Israel, with one accord. 

{9:3} And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what 
Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, {9:4} They did 
work wilily, and went and made as if they had been 
ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine 
bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; {9:5} And old shoes 
and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; 
and all the bread of their provision was dry [and] mouldy. 
{9:6} And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and 
said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a 
far country: now therefore make ye a league with us. {9:7} 
And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye 
dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you? 
{9:8} And they said unto Joshua, We [are] thy servants. 
And Joshua said unto them, Who [are] ye? and from 
whence come ye? {9:9} And they said unto him, From a 
very far country thy servants are come because of the name 
of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, 
and all that he did in Egypt, {9:10} And all that he did to 
the two kings of the Amorites, that [were] beyond Jordan, to 
Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which 
[was] at Ashtaroth. {9:11} Wherefore our elders and all the 
inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals 
with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto 
them, We [are] your servants: therefore now make ye a 
league with us. {9:12} This our bread we took hot [for] our 
provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go 
unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: 
{9:13} And these bottles of wine, which we filled, [were] 
new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and 
our shoes are become old by reason of the very long 
journey. {9:14} And the men took of their victuals, and 
asked not [counsel] at the mouth of the LORD. {9:15} And 
Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with 
them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation 
sware unto them. 

{9:16} And it came to pass at the end of three days after 
they had made a league with them, that they heard that they 
[were] their neighbours, and [that] they dwelt among them. 
{9:17} And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto 
their cities on the third day. Now their cities [were] Gibeon, 
and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. {9:18} 
And the children of Israel smote them not, because the 
princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the 
LORD God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured 
against the princes. {9:19} But all the princes said unto all 
the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the LORD 
God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them. 
{9:20} This we will do to them; we will even let them live, 
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unto them. {9:21 } And the princes said unto them, Let them 
live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water 
unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them. 

{9:22} And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto 
them, saying, Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We 
[are] very far from you; when ye dwell among us? {9:23} 
Now therefore ye [are] cursed, and there shall none of you 
be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and 
drawers of water for the house of my God. {9:24} And they 
answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy 
servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his 
servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the 
inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were 
sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this 
thing. {9:25} And now, behold, we [are] in thine hand: as it 
seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do. {9:26} 
And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the 
hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not. 
{9:27} And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and 
drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of 
the LORD, even unto this day, in the place which he should 
choose. 

{10:1} Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek king of 
Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had 
utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, 
so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants 
of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among 
them; {10:2} That they feared greatly, because Gibeon 
[was] a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it 
[was] greater than Ai, and all the men thereof [were] 
mighty. {10:3} Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem 
sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of 
Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir 
king of Eglon, saying, {10:4} Come up unto me, and help 
me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with 
Joshua and with the children of Israel. { 10:5} Therefore the 
five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king 
of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the 
king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, 
they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and 
made war against it. 

{10:6} And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the 
camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy 
servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: 
for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains 
are gathered together against us. {10:7} So Joshua ascended 
from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all 
the mighty men of valour. 

{10:8} And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: 
for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a 
man of them stand before thee. {10:9} Joshua therefore 
came unto them suddenly, [and] went up from Gilgal all 
night. {10:10} And the LORD discomfited them before 
Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and 
chased them along the way that goeth up to Beth-horon, and 
smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. {10:11} And it 
came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, [and] were in 
the going down to Beth-horon, that the LORD cast down 
great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they 
died: [they were] more which died with hailstones than they 
whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. 

{10:12} Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when 
the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of 
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upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 
{10:13} And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until 
the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] 
not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still 
in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a 
whole day. {10:14} And there was no day like that before it 
or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a 
man: for the LORD fought for Israel. 

{10:15} And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, 
unto the camp to Gilgal. {10:16} But these five kings fled, 
and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. {10:17} And it 
was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a 
cave at Makkedah. {10:18} And Joshua said, Roll great 
stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to 
keep them: {10:19} And stay ye not, [but] pursue after your 
enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to 
enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath 
delivered them into your hand. { 10:20} And it came to pass, 
when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of 
slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were 
consumed, that the rest [which] remained of them entered 
into fenced cities. {10:21} And all the people returned to 
the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his 
tongue against any of the children of Israel. {10:22} Then 
said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out 
those five kings unto me out of the cave. {10:23} And they 
did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of 
the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king 
of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, [and] the king of Eglon. 
{10:24} And it came to pass, when they brought out those 
kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of 
Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which 
went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of 
these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the 
necks of them. {10:25} And Joshua said unto them, Fear 
not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for 
thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom 
ye fight. {10:26} And afterward Joshua smote them, and 
slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were 
hanging upon the trees until the evening. {10:27} And it 
came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, [that] 
Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, 
and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and 
laid great stones in the cave's mouth, [which remain] until 
this very day. 

{10:28} And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote 
it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly 
destroyed, them, and all the souls [that were] therein; he let 
none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did 
unto the king of Jericho. {10:29} Then Joshua passed from 
Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought 
against Libnah: {10:30} And the LORD delivered it also, 
and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it 
with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that [were] 
therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king 
thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho. 

{10:31} And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel 
with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought 
against it: {10:32} And the LORD delivered Lachish into 
the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and 
smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that 
[were] therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah. 

{10:33} Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help 
Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had 
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{10:34} And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and 
all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and 
fought against it: {10:35} And they took it on that day, and 
smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that 
[were] therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all 
that he had done to Lachish. {10:36} And Joshua went up 
from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they 
fought against it: {10:37} And they took it, and smote it 
with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the 
cities thereof, and all the souls that [were] therein; he left 
none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; 
but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that [were] therein. 

{10:38} And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to 
Debir; and fought against it: {10:39} And he took it, and the 
king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them 
with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the 
souls that [were] therein; he left none remaining: as he had 
done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; 
as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king. 

{10:40} So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and 
of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their 
kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that 
breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded. {10:41} 
And Joshua smote them from Kadesh-barnea even unto 
Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. 
{10:42} And all these kings and their land did Joshua take 
at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for 
Israel. {10:43} And Joshua returned, and all Israel with 
him, unto the camp to Gilgal. 

{11:1} And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had 
heard [those things,] that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, 
and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, 
{11:2} And to the kings that [were] on the north of the 
mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the 
valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west, {11:3} [And 
to] the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and [to] the 
Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite 
in the mountains, and [to] the Hivite under Hermon in the 
land of Mizpeh. {11:4} And they went out, they and all 
their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that 
[is] upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and 
chariots very many. {11:5} And when all these kings were 
met together, they came and pitched together at the waters 
of Merom, to fight against Israel. 

{11:6} And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid 
because of them: for to morrow about this time will I 
deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their 
horses, and burn their chariots with fire. {11:7} So Joshua 
came, and all the people of war with him, against them by 
the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them. 
{11:8} And the LORD delivered them into the hand of 
Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, 
and unto Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh 
eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none 
remaining. {11:9} And Joshua did unto them as the LORD 
bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots 
with fire. 

{11:10} And Joshua at that time turned back, and took 
Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor 
beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms. {11:11} 
And they smote all the souls that [were] therein with the 
edge of the sword, utterly destroying [them:] there was not 
any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire. {11:12} 
And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, 



did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, 
[and] he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the 
LORD commanded. {11:13} But [as for] the cities that 
stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save 
Hazor only; [that] did Joshua burn. {11:14} And all the 
spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel 
took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote 
with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, 
neither left they any to breathe. 

{11:15} As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so 
did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left 
nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses. 
{11:16} So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the 
south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, 
and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of 
the same; {11:17} [Even] from the mount Halak, that goeth 
up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon 
under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote 
them, and slew them. {11:18} Joshua made war a long time 
with all those kings. {11:19} There was not a city that made 
peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the 
inhabitants of Gibeon: all [other] they took in battle. 
{11:20} For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that 
they should come against Israel in battle, that he might 
destroy them utterly, [and] that they might have no favour, 
but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

{11:21} And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the 
Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, 
from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from 
all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly 
with their cities. {11:22} There was none of the Anakims 
left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in 
Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained. {11:23} So Joshua 
took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said 
unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto 
Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the 
land rested from war. 

{12:1} Now these [are] the kings of the land, which the 
children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the 
other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river 
Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east: 
{12:2} Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, 
[and] ruled from Aroer, which [is] upon the bank of the 
river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half 
Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, [which is] the border of 
the children of Ammon; {12:3} And from the plain to the 
sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, 
[even] the salt sea on the east, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; 
and from the south, under Ashdoth-pisgah: 

{12:4} And the coast of Og king of Bashan, [which was] 
of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at 
Edrei, { 12:5} And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, 
and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the 
Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of 
Heshbon. { 12:6} Them did Moses the servant of the LORD 
and the children of Israel smite: and Moses the servant of 
the LORD gave it [for] a possession unto the Reubenites, 
and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh. 

{12:7} And these [are] the kings of the country which 
Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan 
on the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even 
unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua 
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their divisions; {12:8} In the mountains, and in the valleys, 
and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, 
and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the 
Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: 

{ 12:9} The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which [is] 
beside Bethel, one; {12:10} The king of Jerusalem, one; the 
king of Hebron, one; { 12: 1 1 } The king of Jarmuth, one; the 
king of Lachish, one; { 12: 12} The king of Eglon, one; the 
king of Gezer, one; {12:13} The king of Debir, one; the 
king of Geder, one; {12:14} The king of Hormah, one; the 
king of Arad, one; {12:15} The king of Libnah, one; the 
king of Adullam, one; {12:16} The king of Makkedah, one; 
the king of Bethel, one; {12:17} The king of Tappuah, one; 
the king of Hepher, one; {12:18} The king of Aphek, one; 
the king of Lasharon, one; {12:19} The king of Madon, 
one; the king of Hazor, one; {12:20} The king of Shimron- 
meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one; {12:21} The king 
of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; {12:22} The 
king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one; 
{ 12:23} The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king 
of the nations of Gilgal, one; {12:24} The king of Tirzah, 
one: all the kings thirty and one. 

{13:1} Now Joshua was old [and] stricken in years; and 
the LORD said unto him, Thou art old [and] stricken in 
years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be 
possessed. {13:2} This [is] the land that yet remaineth: all 
the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, {13:3} From 
Sihor, which [is] before Egypt, even unto the borders of 
Ekron northward, [which] is counted to the Canaanite: five 
lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, 
the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the 
Avites: {13:4} From the south, all the land of the 
Canaanites, and Mearah that [is] beside the Sidonians, unto 
Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites: {13:5} And the land 
of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from 
Baal-gad under mount Hermon unto the entering into 
Hamath. {13:6} All the inhabitants of the hill country from 
Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, [and] all the Sidonians, 
them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only 
divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as 
I have commanded thee. {13:7} Now therefore divide this 
land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half 
tribe of Manasseh, {13:8} With whom the Reubenites and 
the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses 
gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, [even] as Moses the 
servant of the LORD gave them; {13:9} From Aroer, that 
[is] upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that [is] 
in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba unto 
Dibon; {13:10} And all the cities of Sihon king of the 
Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the 
children of Ammon; {13:11} And Gilead, and the border of 
the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, 
and all Bashan unto Salcah; { 13:12} All the kingdom of Og 
in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who 
remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses 
smite, and cast them out. {13:13} Nevertheless the children 
of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: 
but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the 
Israelites until this day. {13:14} Only unto the tribe of Levi 
he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God 
of Israel made by fire [are] their inheritance, as he said unto 
them. 

{13:15} And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of 
Reuben [inheritance] according to their families. {13:16} 
And their coast was from Aroer, that [is] on the bank of the 
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and all the plain by Medeba; {13:17} Heshbon, and all her 
cities that [are] in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth- baal, and 
Beth-baal-meon, {13:18} And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and 
Mephaath, {13:19} And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and 
Zareth-shahar in the mount of the valley, { 13:20} And Beth- 
peor, and Ashdoth-pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth, {13:21} 
And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon 
king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom 
Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, 
and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, [which were] dukes of Sihon, 
dwelling in the country. 

{13:22} Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did 
the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that 
were slain by them. {13:23} And the border of the children 
of Reuben was Jordan, and the border [thereof.] This [was] 
the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their 
families, the cities and the villages thereof. {13:24} And 
Moses gave [inheritance] unto the tribe of Gad, [even] unto 
the children of Gad according to their families. {13:25} 
And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and 
half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that [is] 
before Rabbah; {13:26} And from Heshbon unto Ramath- 
mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border 
of Debir; {13:27} And in the valley, Beth-aram, and Beth- 
nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom 
of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and [his] border, [even] 
unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side 
Jordan eastward. {13:28} This [is] the inheritance of the 
children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their 
villages. 

{13:29} And Moses gave [inheritance] unto the half tribe 
of Manasseh: and [this] was [the possession] of the half 
tribe of the children of Manasseh by their families. {13:30} 
And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the 
kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, 
which are in Bashan, threescore cities: {13:31} And half 
Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of 
Og in Bashan, [were pertaining] unto the children of Machir 
the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of 
Machir by their families. {13:32} These [are the countries] 
which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of 
Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward. 
{13:33} But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not [any] 
inheritance: the LORD God of Israel [was] their inheritance, 
as he said unto them. 

{14:1} And these [are the countries] which the children of 
Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the 
priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the 
fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for 
inheritance to them. {14:2} By lot [was] their inheritance, 
as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the 
nine tribes, and [for] the half tribe. {14:3} For Moses had 
given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the 
other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none 
inheritance among them. {14:4} For the children of Joseph 
were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they 
gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to 
dwell [in,] with their suburbs for their cattle and for their 
substance. {14:5} As the LORD commanded Moses, so the 
children of Israel did, and they divided the land. 

{14:6} Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in 
Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said 
unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto 
Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadesh- 
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servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to espy 
out the land; and I brought him word again as [it was] in 
mine heart. {14:8} Nevertheless my brethren that went up 
with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly 
followed the LORD my God. {14:9} And Moses sware on 
that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have 
trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for 
ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my 
God. {14:10} And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me 
alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the 
LORD spake this word unto Moses, while [the children of] 
Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I [am] this 
day fourscore and five years old. {14:11} As yet I [am as] 
strong this day as [I was] in the day that Moses sent me: as 
my strength [was] then, even so [is] my strength now, for 
war, both to go out, and to come in. {14:12} Now therefore 
give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that 
day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims [were] 
there, and [that] the cities [were] great [and] fenced: if so be 
the LORD [will be] with me, then I shall be able to drive 
them out, as the LORD said. {14:13} And Joshua blessed 
him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for 
an inheritance. {14:14} Hebron therefore became the 
inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto 
this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of 
Israel. {14:15} And the name of Hebron before [was] 
Kirjath-arba; [which Arba was] a great man among the 
Anakims. And the land had rest from war. 

{ 15:1 } [This] then was the lot of the tribe of the children 
of Judah by their families; [even] to the border of Edom the 
wilderness of Zin southward [was] the uttermost part of the 
south coast. {15:2} And their south border was from the 
shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward: 
{15:3} And it went out to the south side to Maaleh- 
acrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the 
south side unto Kadesh-barnea, and passed along to Hezron, 
and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa: 
{15:4} [From thence] it passed toward Azmon, and went 
out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast 
were at the sea: this shall be your south coast. {15:5} And 
the east border [was] the salt sea, [even] unto the end of 
Jordan. And [their] border in the north quarter [was] from 
the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan: {15:6} 
And the border went up to Beth-hogla, and passed along by 
the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the 
stone of Bohan the son of Reuben: {15:7} And the border 
went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so 
northward, looking toward Gilgal, [that is] before the going 
up to Adummim, which [is] on the south side of the river: 
and the border passed toward the waters of En-shemesh, and 
the goings out thereof were at En-rogel: {15:8} And the 
border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the 
south side of the Jebusite; the same [is] Jerusalem: and the 
border went up to the top of the mountain that [lieth] before 
the valley of Hinnom westward, which [is] at the end of the 
valley of the giants northward: {15:9} And the border was 
drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water 
of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; 
and the border was drawn to Baalah, which [is] Kirjath- 
jearim: {15:10} And the border compassed from Baalah 
westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side 
of mount Jearim, which [is] Chesalon, on the north side, and 
went down to Beth- shemesh, and passed on to Timnah: 
{15:11} And the border went out unto the side of Ekron 
northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed 
along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the 
goings out of the border were at the sea. {15:12} And the 
west border [was] to the great sea, and the coast [thereof.] 



This [is] the coast of the children of Judah round about 
according to their families. 

{15:13} And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a 
part among the children of Judah, according to the 
commandment of the LORD to Joshua, [even] the city of 
Arba the father of Anak, which [city is] Hebron. {15:14} 
And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, 
and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. {15:15} 
And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the 
name of Debir before [was] Kirjath- sepher. 

{15:16} And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, 
and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 
{15:17} And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of 
Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to 
wife. {15:18} And it came to pass, as she came [unto him,] 
that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she 
lighted off [her] ass; and Caleb said unto her, What 
wouldest thou? {15:19} Who answered, Give me a blessing; 
for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of 
water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether 
springs. {15:20} This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the 
children of Judah according to their families. {15:21} And 
the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah 
toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and 
Eder, and Jagur, {15:22} And Kinah, and Dimonah, and 
Adadah, {15:23} And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, 
{15:24} Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, {15:25} And Hazor, 
Hadattah, and Kerioth, [and] Hezron, which [is] Hazor, 
{15:26} Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, {15:27} And 
Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet, {15:28} And 
Hazar-shual, and Beer- sheba, and Bizjothjah, {15:29} 
Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, {15:30} And Eltolad, and 
Chesil, and Hormah, {15:31} And Ziklag, and Madmannah, 
and Sansannah, {15:32} And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and 
Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities [are] twenty and nine, with 
their villages: {15:33} [And] in the valley, Eshtaol, and 
Zoreah, and Ashnah, { 15:34} And Zanoah, and En- gannim, 
Tappuah, and Enam, {15:35} Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, 
and Azekah, {15:36} And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and 
Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their 
villages: {15:37} Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad, 
{15:38} And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, {15:39} 
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, {15:40} And Cabbon, 
and Lahmam, and Kithlish, {15:41} And Gederoth, Beth- 
dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their 
villages: {15:42} Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, {15:43} 
And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, {15:44} And Keilah, 
and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages: 
{15:45} Ekron, with her towns and her villages: {15:46} 
From Ekron even unto the sea, all that [lay] near Ashdod, 
with their villages: {15:47} Ashdod with her towns and her 
villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the 
river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border [thereof: 

]{ 15:48} And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and 
Socoh, {15:49} And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which 
[is] Debir, {15:50} And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 
{15:51} And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities 
with their villages: {15:52} Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 
{15:53} And Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah, 
{15:54} And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba, which [is] Hebron, 
and Zior; nine cities with their villages: {15:55} Maon, 
Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, {15:56} And Jezreel, and 
Jokdeam, and Zanoah, {15:57} Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; 
ten cities with their villages: {15:58} Halhul, Beth-zur, and 
Gedor, {15:59} And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; 
six cities with their villages: {15:60} Kirjath- baal, which 



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[is] Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their 
villages: {15:61} In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, 
and Secacah, {15:62} And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, 
and En-gedi; six cities with their villages. {15:63} As for 
the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of 
Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with 
the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day. 

{16:1} And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from 
Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to 
the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount 
Bethel, {16:2} And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and 
passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth, {16:3} 
And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the 
coast of Beth-horon the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings 
out thereof are at the sea. { 16:4} So the children of Joseph, 
Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance. 

{16:5} And the border of the children of Ephraim 
according to their families was [thus:] even the border of 
their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth-addar, unto 
Beth-horon the upper; {16:6} And the border went out 
toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the 
border went about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed 
by it on the east to Janohah; { 16:7} And it went down from 
Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, 
and went out at Jordan. {16:8} The border went out from 
Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; and the goings out 
thereof were at the sea. This [is] the inheritance of the tribe 
of the children of Ephraim by their families. { 16:9} And the 
separate cities for the children of Ephraim [were] among the 
inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with 
their villages. {16:10} And they drave not out the 
Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell 
among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under 
tribute. 

{ 17:1 } There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for 
he [was] the firstborn of Joseph; [to wit,] for Machir the 
firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was 
a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. {17:2} 
There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of 
Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and 
for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and 
for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, 
and for the children of Shemida: these [were] the male 
children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families. 

{17:3} But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of 
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no 
sons, but daughters: and these [are] the names of his 
daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 
{17:4} And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and 
before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, 
saying, The LORD commanded Moses to give us an 
inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the 
commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance 
among the brethren of their father. {17:5} And there fell ten 
portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, 
which [were] on the other side Jordan; {17:6} Because the 
daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: 
and the rest of Manasseh' s sons had the land of Gilead. 

{17:7} And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to 
Michmethah, that [lieth] before Shechem; and the border 
went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of En- 
tappuah. {17:8} [Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: 
but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh [belonged] to the 
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the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of 
Ephraim [are] among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of 
Manasseh also [was] on the north side of the river, and the 
outgoings of it were at the sea: {17:10} Southward [it was] 
Ephraim' s, and northward [it was] Manasseh' s, and the sea 
is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, 
and in Issachar on the east. {17:11} And Manasseh had in 
Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and her towns, and Ibleam 
and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, 
and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the 
inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of 
Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries. {17:12} Yet 
the children of Manasseh could not drive out [the 
inhabitants of] those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell 
in that land. {17:13} Yet it came to pass, when the children 
of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to 
tribute; but did not utterly drive them out. {17:14} And the 
children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast 
thou given me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit, 
seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath 
blessed me hitherto? { 17:15} And Joshua answered them, If 
thou [be] a great people, [then] get thee up to the wood 
[country,] and cut down for thyself there in the land of the 
Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow 
for thee. {17:16} And the children of Joseph said, The hill 
is not enough